Today is National Mulled Wine Day!
Mulled wine has a history dating all the way back to the 2nd century. As the Romans conquered Europe they brought their winemaking with them. This unique wine drink is traditionally made with red wine and spices and served hot.
In Chile, mulled wine is called candola or vino navega’o. In France it’s commonly referred to as vin chaud and in Italy, vin brulé. In Portugal the libation is known as vinho quente, though in the Porto region porto quente is more popular.
One of the first known recipes for mulled wine is found in a medieval English cookbook from 1390. We’ve collected some slightly more modern recipes so you can celebrate National Mulled Wine Day.
Some of our favorite recipes and wines to use are below.
Bon Appetit with Warre's Otima 10-Year-Old Tawny Port and Bulletin Place Merlot
Ina Garten with MAN Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
David Lebovitz with La Vielle Ferme Rouge