I love a glass of red wine in the evening with dinner (my preference is for Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon if you’re ever buying). A glass of wine seems to be the perfect full-stop to the sentence of my day. The one downside to the drinking of wine in winter is that while it pleasantly warms me up on the inside, it still leaves my fingertips quite cold. By reaching out to my wonderful Twitter friends to help me with this cold-fingered problem, the concept of mulled wine was put forth (thanks Sarah!).
I tracked down a recipe for mulled red wine on the internet, picked up the ingredients (which included my very first purchase of brandy…a proud day indeed), and followed the very easy instructions to create liquid bliss!
While I don’t mind cooking on the odd occasion (my preference is for sweets and desserts if you’re ever over for dinner), I’d never before dabbled in the art of alcohol-tampering. But after trying my hand at mulled wine, it is an activity to which I will once again (quite regularly) return to.
Apart from tasting absolutely incredible, mulled wine has the happy coincidence of keeping my hands toasty warm…the perfect accompaniment to a winter’s evening. You should definitely try it for yourself on one such cold and frosty night.