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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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Our favorite wine comment in 2011!

2 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! However a year isn’t complete without picking a favorite from all the wines that Corkbin users have added in 2011.

For 2011, our favorite wine comment was made by Sdmarics about a bottle of Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2005:

” A celebration in your mouth, smooth and melts your soul.”

Do you have a favorite wine comment from 2011?