Mulling Over Mulled Wine

Tis the season to be jolly…..

At Charles Rose wines we love wine, but at Christmas time we really love mulled wine.

There’s nothing nicer than a glass of warm spiced wine on a cold winter’s night. While you could buy a ready made version from the supermarket, we think it’s more fun and more flavoursome to make your own – so here’s our favourite recipe.

Plus, if you bundle the spices together with a lovely bottle of wine it makes a fabulous gift!

  • 1 bottle of red wine – while you can use any bottle – our preference is something with a Tempranillo grape to balance the spices.
  • 2oz Demerara sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Grated nutmeg
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 orange – sliced
  • 1 dried bay leaf

Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bay leaf and the spices. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add more sugar to taste.

Serve in heat proof glasses – preferably with friends, a log fire and mince pies.

Have a favourite mulled wine recipe? Why not get in touch and let us know what it is!

Image is “Vin chaud 2” by Clément Petit – originally posted to Flickr as Un bon verre de vin chaud. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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