Mulled wine is a Christmas staple in Britain, and nothing gets you in the festive mood more than the tastes and aromas of mulling spices heated with a rich bottle of red.
According one of the earliest recipes found in a medieval cookery book from 1390 “Pur fait Ypocras” is made by grinding together cinnamon, ginger, galangal, cloves, long pepper, nutmeg, marjoram, cardamom and grains of paradise with red wine and sugar.
But thanks to modern consumer trends we’ve largely done away with mixing it up from scratch, and a variety of ready made options now exist.
Some dunk a spiced tea bag into a bottle of plonk, others throw in their potpourri, but if you want to stay on the safe side you could do a lot worse than buying some store-bought wine, and we have just the suggestion.
Ranked in the top three of Good Housekeeping’s 2018 Mulled wine review, Belgars Mulled Wine is a lovely aromatic, fruity and spiced choice which is rich in orange, lemon and hints of red berry fruits.
Balanced with traditional spice aromas of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon it gives you all the tastes and aromas you desire.
Delicious served warm, but do not boil.