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How to make Mulled Wine!

1 Nov

Fall is upon us and with it, it brings the cooler weather and the perfect opportunity to sit by the fire (or TV) and enjoy some warm, spiced Mulled Wine!

Mulled Wine is a tradition that has been around since the oldest known English recipe books (The Forme of curry had a recipe published around 1390!) and hasn’t changed much since then, but there are subtle variations that can make your Mulled Wine perfect!

Here’s our favorite recipe for those long evenings at Corkbin HQ:

Corkbin Mulled Wine!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: -

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 Bottles Dry Red Wine (Chianti or Claret work great)
  • 2 ounces Port / Brandy
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Nutmeg
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime

Instructions

Pour the wine in to a large pan (with a lid)

Warm on low while preparing ingredients (it’s important not to let the wine boil)

Grate half of the Cinnamon Stick

Grate half of the Nutmeg

Peel the Lemon and Lime

Cut the remaining Lemon in to chunks

Add the the Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Lemon & Lime Peel to the wine

Add the Lemon chunks (discard the Lime)

Pour in the honey and stir well

Simmer with a lid for 10-15 minutes (not allowing it to boil)

Add the Port / Brandy 1-2 minutes before serving

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Corkbin featured in The Daily

21 Apr

As a reader of The Daily, you can imagine my pleasure and excitement to be sipping on my morning coffee, reading the Tech and Apps section and stumbling upon a review of Corkbin for iPhone in a special wine feature.

Many thanks to The Daily for their kind words – and I hope that your friend enjoys that pinot ;)

For those of you who don’t have an iPad / read the daily, content below:

New York Wine Expo 2012

6 Mar

We were lucky enough to be able to join some of you at the New York Wine Expo this past weekend; and what a weekend it was. Thousands of wine lovers (and some more ‘likers’), sampling hundreds of wineries’ newest offerings to see what they may like to pick up a bottle of, or stock for their store (Sunday was trade only).

On Saturday, we were lulling around the show, enjoying the odd tipple – more on that later – when we noticed that everyone was taking pictures of the bottles to remember. We couldn’t just stand idly by and watch this happen – Corkbin to the rescue. After the 4th or 5th person that we introduced to Corkbin (they all loved it!), we decided to throw together a promotion for Sunday. 12 hours later – 4 people on the ground handing out 1,000 coasters repurposed as flyers and on Sunday – dozens of people around the show floor could be seen taking hundreds of wine images, making tasting notes and saving the list of wines they want to stock for their stores.

Ad-hoc Corkbin Promo Kit!

Hopefully, Corkbin proved useful to everyone who discovered it on Sunday – and we’d love to hear any feedback that our new users have.

Now – back to the show. (more…)