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To be drinking Lidl mulled wine in October?

(41 Posts)
TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 27-Oct-13 15:46:47

DH thinks I am, I say, if it's in the shops, it's time to drink it! It certainly makes cleaning a more pleasurable experience.

Euphemia Sun 27-Oct-13 15:48:46

Sounds like good plan. It's fucking freezing.

louwn Sun 27-Oct-13 15:50:23

My MIL said yesterday that the mulled wine season starts when the clocks go back. I'm inclined to agree!

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 15:51:03

YABU. Warm wine? sad

everlong Sun 27-Oct-13 15:51:09

You'll be bored of it by December but so what.
wine

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 27-Oct-13 16:08:01

I'll never get fed up of warm spicy wine, Mmm. I don't half fancy a mince pie now though. smile

Trills Sun 27-Oct-13 16:08:59

Mulled wine is not Christmassy, it is Wintery.

And the weather is rather wintery right now!

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 16:12:14

I may put it on my list and see if I can get into the warm wine. smile

fanjofarrow Sun 27-Oct-13 16:13:09

Nah, enjoy! Especially in this weather.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 27-Oct-13 16:16:06

Sparkling - you're right, of course, and warm wine is quite quite wrong.
So try this ---> www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/hotbutteredrum_87636 by the lovely Wayne Collins.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 16:20:33

Ooh Hazel what does that taste like? Butter in me alcohol? shock

penguinplease Sun 27-Oct-13 16:20:55

Yabu to be so late, I started in September.. I will never get bored of it, next on my list is advocaat

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 27-Oct-13 16:20:59

Oh wow, that sounds amazing Hazel <adds rum and maple syrup to next week's shopping list>

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 27-Oct-13 16:29:50

Er, it taste of delicious.
The butter just makes it all rich and unctuous, it's not greasy or anything.

I am going to make some tonight. You know, because of the storm.

RenterNomad Sun 27-Oct-13 16:32:40

Ooh, I may have to swap from the rose!

Trigglesx Sun 27-Oct-13 16:33:12

Mulled wine is not Christmassy, it is Wintery.

And the weather is rather wintery right now!

I'd say that is the voice of reason. Now I'm interested in trying it. Off to Aldi's this week. Hopefully they will have some as well. grin

CointreauVersial Sun 27-Oct-13 16:37:29

My oh my, that Hot Buttered Rum sounds lush.

I just remembered I have a bottle of ready-made mulled wine somewhere (Christmas Raffle prize, I think), which would be perfect for a quick glass without all the mulling palaver.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 27-Oct-13 16:58:43

I am going to make that hot buttered rum with bourbon. If it's good with rum, it can only be better with bourbon.

SilverApples Sun 27-Oct-13 17:00:41

I always start drinking mulled wine after Hallowe'en, because I try out different recipes. I've been doing it for years, and have a dozen favourites that I like equally.

DipMeInChocolate Sun 27-Oct-13 17:03:34

Yanbu I've already had a bottle of the Gluhwein and 5 ofthe pack of 6 mince pies.

WholeNutt Sun 27-Oct-13 17:11:06

Hot buttered rum sounds lovely...I shall rename mine butter beers smile

Rubybrazilianwax Sun 27-Oct-13 17:13:48

Our local garden centre sells these delicious in alcoholic cider or just apple juice. My dc love it. I will have a look about to see if can get them online for all mumsnetters to keep you cosy

Rubybrazilianwax Sun 27-Oct-13 17:15:37

Found some here the carton lasts for ages. You just add teaspoon each time. I still have some left from last year

forgetmenots Sun 27-Oct-13 18:20:28

In other freezing cold countries, hot or mulled drinks are a winter thing, not a Christmas thing... I think we should all be partaking as soon as the clocks go back!

Ev1lEdna Sun 27-Oct-13 19:59:04

Ach never too early. Enjoy!

hearthwitch Sun 27-Oct-13 20:28:26

its halloween week. mulled wine or cider is a prerequisite

liquidstate Sun 27-Oct-13 20:48:24

I started in September. I always save a bottle from the previous year.

Sainsbury's currently have 25% off if you buy six bottles and its currently reduced to 2.99. Am stocking up in the morning grin

Bettercallsaul1 Sun 27-Oct-13 23:17:03

I love mulled wine, but some spoilsport told me that the alcohol evaporates off as you heat it - apparently any "warm glow" experienced is from the temperature only. Still tastes good though, and the smell conveys "Christmas" better than anything else!

penguinplease Mon 28-Oct-13 16:04:32

I add a slug of brandy once it's heated, my glow is definitely alcohol related!!

Theas18 Mon 28-Oct-13 17:25:33

Umm YABU only because Aldis is nicer!

MyBoilsAreFab Mon 28-Oct-13 17:28:52

YANBU. I had my first Amaretto coffee of the "festive season" at the weekend.

Sparkles23 Mon 28-Oct-13 17:49:23

I love Lidl mulled wine, drank lots of it last year! I heat it up in the slow cooker and it stays nice and warm! Sainsburys taste the difference one is also delicious!! Unfortunately I won't be drinking any mulled wine this year as pregnant, might have to try a non alcoholic one but it won't be the same!

MrsHoratioNelson Mon 28-Oct-13 17:55:00

I have often said there are not enough hot alcoholic drinks. Who wants iced things when the weather is icy anyway?! confused

<adds gluhwein to Aldi shopping list>

YABVU IMO but only because I can't stand the stuff

EugenesAxe Mon 28-Oct-13 17:59:36

No. It's windy and stuff; mulled wine is arguably medicinal in these weather conditions.

bachsingingmum Mon 28-Oct-13 18:01:36

Ooooh - how much is it at Lidl? We are stocking up (already bought a load on the Sainsbury's offer) for our Christmas carol concert. Goes down a treat with a mince pie.

Mim78 Mon 28-Oct-13 18:04:20

Sounds great.

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 28-Oct-13 22:35:56

penguinplease - I will definitely try doing that! You can never have too much "glow"!

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 28-Oct-13 22:38:47

EugenesAxe - That is, of course, why we drink it.

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Tue 29-Oct-13 08:57:43

I'm going to have to try the Aldi version now, just for comparison purposes.

Has anyone tried crabbie's mulled ginger wine? It is lovely, it certainly give you a glow from the alcohol content. They usually sell it in lidl in Nov/Dec.

liquidstate Tue 29-Oct-13 21:02:19

I got my six bottles from Sainsbury's yesterday. With the 25% off it came in at £13.45 (2.24 a bottle).

I got very drunk on the Aldi one once...

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