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    Mulled wine recipe?

    Holidays coming up... I had this at a Middle-Eastern restaurant once and LOVED it - and I am NOT a wine drinker, at ALL.

    Thought I'd give it a shot at home. Would love some ideas if you guys have any, beyond a basic Google search. Also, what kind of wine do/would you use? I've read in the past you don't use expensive wine for this, but I don't think I want to go with the cheap-arse boxed version, do I?

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    Let me mull over this.

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      #3
      Originally posted by tRidiot View Post
      I've read in the past you don't use expensive wine for this, but I don't think I want to go with the cheap-arse boxed version, do I?
      I wouldn't be too quick to write off box wines. There are actually a growing number of decent ones out there ... and I can tell you from experience that a good box wine is infinitely better than a bad bottled wine.

      I've been experimenting with a few box wines lately and Bota Box is currently my favorite "beverage" quality wine brand.

      Here's a link to some reviews: http://www.winespectator.com/webfeat...-Score-Reviews

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      • DogFaced PonySoldier
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        That very well may be so. Like I said, I'm not a wine guy... if single malt came in boxes, I'd be skeptical, too. lol

        Only boxed wine experience I have is that Franzia stuff in college - which is marginally better than Thunderbird half-gallon bottles. lol

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      Originally posted by tRidiot View Post
      Holidays coming up... I had this at a Middle-Eastern restaurant once and LOVED it - and I am NOT a wine drinker, at ALL.

      Thought I'd give it a shot at home. Would love some ideas if you guys have any, beyond a basic Google search. Also, what kind of wine do/would you use? I've read in the past you don't use expensive wine for this, but I don't think I want to go with the cheap-arse boxed version, do I?
      What, mulled wine?? You are banished to the "pit of misery"..... Dilly Dilly.

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      • Potkettleblack
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        Bud Light is truly the pit of misery... dilly dilly.

      • TripleB
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        How true..Bud is terrible.

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      I wouldn't mull a quality bottle of wine. You're heating it and spicing it and maybe even diluting or adulterating it with other alcohol. That kind of demands a value wine.

      Bota Box is right up the alley for this. I use it for all my cooking, when it's on sale. You want something drinkable on it's own, but not something fancy.

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      • DogFaced PonySoldier
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        This was my thought - not cheap NASTY stuff, but certainly ain't gonna do it to expensive stuff. Life's too short to drink nasty wine.

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      Originally posted by TripleB View Post

      What, mulled wine?? You are banished to the "pit of misery"..... Dilly Dilly.
      What's wrong with mulled wine? I mean... I don't LIKE wine, normally. Very few wines have I found where I even enjoy a full glass, much less anything more. Really, only $100/bottle stuff I had at a castle in Ireland, and the stuff I drank in Italy. Not much else worth drinking, in my opinion, as far as wine goes.

      But, I had some mulled wine and actually enjoyed it, could drink a few glasses of that. So... I decided to give it a try. Now, if one wants to adulterate good single malt, then I'll take issue with it. But wine... wine ain't no special product or protected class.

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      • TripleB
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        Never tried mulled wine. I'm sure it's fine. The pit of misery and Dilly Dilly is from a bud light commercial. Just poking fun....

      #7
      Have you tried Meathead’s Glögg recipe? I just made some last night and it’s killer.

      Does anyone know if the linked label can be edited?

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        #8
        Here is my recipe, it is similar to German Gluwein:

        Colonial Wassail

        1 - 750ml bottle inexpensive Merlot such as YellowTail
        2 cups Cranberry Juice Cocktail
        3/4 cup sugar
        1/4 cup lemon juice
        2 cinnamon sticks

        Optional: Spike with 1/2 cup or more of Brandy when it is done.

        Combine everything in a crock pot or pot on the stove (cover or you will loose the alcohol) and heat to desired temp - go slow so the cinnamon can infuse. I always make a double batch if more than two-three people are drinking it.

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          DogFaced PonySoldier I'll preface th followin, slightly tangential idea with th fact that I jus ain't a big wine guy. At. All.

          That bein said, one of th Holiday Traditions I have glommed onto, many years ago, an continue to this very day, is procurin / mullin some Chaucer's Mead fer myself, an loved ones...

          It comes with lil some spice packets, to do jus that

          Purty tasty stuff, might try it out...

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