Mulled Wine all wrapped up

Mulled Wine all wrapped up

Hey there, fabulous Mulled Wine lovers! Let’s talk about something that warms your heart, soul, and yes, your entire body during these chilly months: mulled wine. Whether you're looking to treat yourself or find that perfect gift, mulled wine is here to save the day. So, grab your favourite cosy blanket, and let's dive into the whimsical world of mulled wine.

What Exactly is Mulled Wine?

Mulled wine, also known as hot wine or Glühwein (that's mulled wine in German for the fancy ones), is a delightful concoction of red wine, spices, and fruit, heated to perfection. It's like a warm hug in a mug, perfect for those frosty winter nights. 

Origins trace back to ancient Rome. The Romans would heat their wine and infuse it with spices to preserve it and enhance its flavour. This practice spread across Europe as the Romans conquered vast territories, blending with local customs and ingredients. In medieval Europe, mulled wine became a staple at winter feasts, often sweetened with honey and flavoured with a mix of spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. By the Victorian era, it had become a popular Christmas tradition in England, immortalized in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" as "Smoking Bishop." Today, mulled wine is a beloved holiday drink across many cultures, celebrated for its warming properties and rich, festive flavours.

The Many Faces of Mulled Wine

  • Is Mulled Wine Sweet? – Yes, it tends to be sweet, thanks to added sugar and fruit.
  • Is Mulled Wine Gluten-Free? – Generally, yes! Just make sure your spices and additional ingredients are gluten-free.
  • Is Mulled Wine Vegan? – Absolutely, if you skip the honey and use vegan-friendly wine.
  • Is Mulled Wine Healthy? – Well, it’s got antioxidants from the wine and vitamin C from the fruit, but let's be honest, it's still alcohol.
  • Does Mulled Wine Mean Anything Special? – It simply means wine that's been heated and spiced. But to us, it means cozy times ahead!

Fun Mulled Wine Facts for Your Next Party

  1. Can Mulled Wine Get You Drunk? – Yes, just like any alcoholic beverage, it can sneak up on you. So, sip responsibly!
  2. Can I Microwave Mulled Wine? – In a pinch, yes. Just be careful not to overheat it.
  3. Can Mulled Wine Be Made in Advance? – Definitely! In fact, it often tastes better after the flavours have mingled for a day or two.
  4. Can Mulled Wine Go Bad? – Yes, if left for too long or stored improperly. An opened bottle usually lasts a few days in the fridge.

How to Make Mulled Wine

We've partnered with Mulled Beverages to make making Mulled Wine even easier. Simply follow the easy steps below:


Mulled wine is more than just a drink; it’s an experience. Whether you're enjoying it by a crackling fire, gifting it to a loved one, or using it as a secret weapon to combat the winter blues, mulled wine is a must-try this season.

So, next time you're wondering what to gift or how to warm up a chilly evening, remember: there's always mulled wine. Cheers!

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