Mulled wine makes the winter season extra special. In just a few minutes, a bottle of wine can be upgraded to a winter beverage. It's a creative alternative to dessert and perfect on a rainy day.
And for those dry and sunny Bay Area winters we often have, with a little imagination,
a cup of mulled wine can remind me it truly is winter.
Mulled Winter Wine Recipe:
Place the following ingredients in a large tea bag (see picture below) and knot the top. (or use a piece of cheese cloth and knot the top.
In a pan, combine the following:
On the stove top, warm the ingredients for approximately 45 minutes. Adjust the heat so
the mixture is gently warmed and doesn't simmer or boil.
(I've gotten distracted and let it boil. The wine can turn bitter from the oranges if it overheats.)
oak on the palate, worked great for the recipe!
The 2016 Pinot Noir was produced by G. Stepp Wines, distributed by Naked Wines.
This was a courtesy bottle from Naked Wines, and online distributor of wines made by
independent winemakers from around the world. Thank you! To read more...
Best to you this 2018,
and your culinary & wine jaunts!
Looking for more Pinot Noir to enjoy? You can read about my visit to Manzoni Vineyards...
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