Mulled Wine, Gluhwein & Spiced Wine
– Mulled Wine, Gluhwein & Spiced Wine –
Frequently Asked Question
What the difference?
Nothing, they are all the same. The concept of infusing hot wine with spices has existed for Centuries. The practice has been adopted by countries throughout Europe and adapted using customary spices or spirits. This is why the names, recipes and ingredients vary geographically.
What does mulled wine taste like?
Warm, sweet, and spicy is the generally description. However, depending on the ingredients used and the method applied in brewing the taste can vary.
Mulling wine is a fairly simple process involving mixing spices with red wine, the longer the brewing time the spicier and more flavorsome the mulled wine will become. Boiling will remove the alcohol content making it more suitable to people of all ages to enjoy.
Best wine for mulled wine ?
Château le cardboard (goon / cask wine) is a popular option in Australia because it represents value for money. A sweet variety like dolce rosso ($10 – $15 for 4L) is ideal because less additional sugar is needed. However, all varieties of red can be used successfully for mulling wine.
Is mulled wine good for you?
Yes, spiced wine is good for you in moderation. Reg Ginger is used for its spicy warming flavour, it has anti-nausea & anti-inflammatory properties which may help overindulgence…
Why is it called mulled wine?
According the Cambridge dictionary to mull is to ”heat wine or beer with added sugar and spices”.
Can you get drunk on spiced wine?
Generally not because during the heating process much of the alcohol evaporates. However, if you add vodka like they do in Scandinavia or brandy as they do in the UK, you can get drunk.
Can you reheat spiced wine?
Yes, mulled wine can be stored in the fridge for up to a week in a sealed container then re-heated and enjoyed in moderation.
Can you microwave mulled wine?
Yes, pour spiced wine into microwave safe mug or glass and heat on high for one minute.
Empathy Herbal Mulling Wine Recipe
Our mulling wine kits contain cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, star anise, ginger, mango turmeric & coconut sugar. They are available in 2 sizes 50g & 100g.
50g makes 1 – 2 bottles (750ml – 1.5L)
100g makes 2 – 4 bottles (1.5L – 2L)
There are various methods for brewing the ultimate winter warming spiced wine. Some recipes advise boiling the spices in sugary water to create a syrup before adding wine, while others advise using a combination of juices.
Our traditional low and slow recipe involves less sugar and delivers a deliciously warming brew that can be adjusted to suit your taste buds.