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Mulled wine recommendations please

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Loobylou3 Mon 15-Dec-14 13:13:02

can you recommend some decent mulled wine please?


CatsCantTwerk Mon 15-Dec-14 13:14:00

I've just been speaking to someone about this. Do You not make it? I never knew you could buy it fconfused

lilolilmanchester Mon 15-Dec-14 13:19:31

I find the ready made versions too sweet. You can make it really easily with schwartz sachets. You do need to add some sugar but can add it a bit at a time to taste.

Queenofknickers Mon 15-Dec-14 13:36:07

Lidl Gluwein is nice

Purplecircle Mon 15-Dec-14 13:47:00

Co-op and m&s are nice. Home made is nicer though

chanie44 Mon 15-Dec-14 14:10:19

I second the lidl one.

TaytoCrisp Mon 15-Dec-14 14:21:02

Here's an easy recipe on the bbc website. I did it the other evening and it was very nice. Left out the gin though:

The waitrose mulled wine is also very nice, I think it's £3.99 per bottle and all you need to do is add Apple slices and some sweet orange.

AnnieWinehouse Mon 15-Dec-14 14:26:27

Homemade is so easy, honestly! Delia's recipe is fab, and you can make it in advance if you need to.

TarnishdWithAshAndSootgremlin Mon 15-Dec-14 14:37:13

I make delia's in the slow cooker, easy peasy and people always seem to like it.

tassisssss Mon 15-Dec-14 16:14:13

Delia's here too, with a bit less sugar than she says and minus the additional alcohol.

I LOVE it.

MrsGubbins Mon 15-Dec-14 16:39:00

not a red wine drinker at all but really do like a mulled wine this time of year.. what sort of red wine should I buy if I want to make my own? I'm in the ME so the ready made version won't be available.

so which sort should I look out for at the (v expensive!) grog shop??

colleysmill Mon 15-Dec-14 16:42:09

I posted my fail safe recipe on a thread last week if you have a search smile

tassisssss Mon 15-Dec-14 18:56:03

I buy super cheap for mulling. By the time you add the sugar and spices I doubt i could tell the difference.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Mon 15-Dec-14 18:57:38

M&S is nice.

AnnieWinehouse Wed 17-Dec-14 14:04:38

MrsG a fruity Merlot, Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon is best, but any will do really. Spanish or South American. Not too cheap or you may get a vinegary taste, but I find the Spanish and South American ones are always good for this reason, even the cheapo ones.
But in the ME, that may be difficult to gauge!

MrsGubbins Sat 20-Dec-14 19:49:13

thanks AnnieWinehouse

Sendo Sat 20-Dec-14 20:06:49

I've just made my 2nd batch of mulled wine. £2.99 Aldi red wine is fine. Make a syrup first with sugar, slices of orange plus juice (or basic orange juice), a few cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, nutmeg, bay leaf and a little red wine before adding the rest of the bottle or two. Simmer for a few minutes on a low heat before serving - easy peasy!

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