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!