Mulled wine

british mulled wine

I’ve never tried British mulled wine before and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. It seems rather hard to find, despite it being winter when I was there but I finally managed to track it down.

mulled wine

Mulled wine is red wine with spices like cinnamon added and served warm. It comes out of a pot – the glass of wine is filled by ladling the hot mulled wine into it.

mullet wine

The taste is quite extraordinary – the warm drink makes it perfect for sipping and the sugar and cinnamon tones makes it very palatable indeed…even for non-drinkers. It’s awesomeness in a glass during the cold days of winter! :)

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10 thoughts on “Mulled wine

    • Yeah it goes down REALLY well in winter. :)

      It’s sweet with cinnamon overtones too, hardly tastes like red wine – more like a sweet port without the strong alcohol content.

  1. Best place to find it is at street bazaars, you should drink it outside with steam coming off the glass – that’s the real experience :D

    Most people make it at home though, it’s actually very easy to make. Just need a dry red wine like Burgundy and a bunch of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice, cloves) then add some sugar and heat it up.

    • Cheers for the info bro! :)

      Went to Covent Garden (does that count as a bazaar?) but didn’t see any there. Lots of other interesting and wonderful stuff though.

      Yeah, the mulled wine was steaming even in the heated indoor environment but I bet it would steam more outdoors in winter. =D

      You know, I’ve always been under the impression that alcohol boils off when you heat it up – guess it’s all about getting the boiling point right so it doesn’t. It’s worth a try! :)

    • It tastes really good Aud! I loved the spices and sugar in it, it doesn’t taste like wine at all. Nope, you can’t taste the alcohol at all – it’s not even like shandy (where you can taste a faint bit of ethanol) but to my tastebuds there is no alcohol aftertaste in mulled wine. :)

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