Mulled wine at home

We don’t want to detract from the traditional pleasure of meeting up with friends for a warm mug of mulled wine at the local village’s winter market. But sometimes the day was exhausting, and the icy wind is just too much. So here are a few tips on how to make your own mulled wine at home – for those days when your own couch is just too tempting.

Step 1

Start with a wine of your choice – red or white. Of course, we using recommend one of our wines here. Try the Vincastro Rosso or the Vincastro Bianco – they are softer and slightly less tannic, which goes well with mulled wine.

Step 2

It’s your mulled wine, so you can prepare it to your taste. Choose a mixture of the following spices: cardamom, cloves, allspice, coriander seeds, star anise, aniseed, fresh orange, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, sugar. Play with the quantities of the individual ingredients until you are satisfied with the taste. You can also add some fruit juice to the mixture to make it fruitier, e.g. cherry, blackcurrant or orange juice. But not too much – 80 milliliters per liter of wine is quite enough.

Step 3

Heat your mixture in a saucepan on the stove. The most important thing is not to bring the wine to the boil. This evaporates the alcohol, which we don’t want! Heat it for at least 10 minutes so that the spices can develop their warming flavor.

Step 4

To serve, pour the spiced wine through a sieve into a cup that you can hug.

And if it’s been a particularly cold or tiring day, it’s also a very acceptable tradition in Germany to add a shot of schnapps “mit Schuß”. Try our “Jewel” brandy from Ondjaba for a little more luxury.

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