Wine Thought of the Week

If you are here in the Midwest like me then you know how cold it is…freezing is a better description!  How about trying a mulled wine to warm up after being outside!  I prefer to make my own, although there are options available in stores.  Start with a good, fruit forward, dry red wine. Add your favorite spices…cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, cardamon seeds…whatever you love!  Some of these can be overwhelming, so remember,  a little goes a long way. Simmer on low until heated through.  (Your kitchen will smell delicious! )  You can also add fresh orange, apple, or pear slices while it simmers to add a bit more depth. I’ve even used fresh cranberries!
You can also make this in a slow cooker/crock pot, again on low heat.  This will take a bit longer to heat, but it will remain available for the drinking for a longer period of time. You can add sugar per your personal taste.  Enjoy and stay warm!

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Owner of Tasteful Adventures- private in-home wines tastings Boisset Wine Living Ambassador- private and corporate wine tastings and direct to consumer sales, corporate gifting, Wine Educator, Sommelier- Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier, BASSETT Certification, French Wine Scholar, Member Guild of Sommeliers
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