Unearth the indulgence of a centuries-old tradition.

The Aromatic Allure of Mulled Wine

Imagine walking into a warm, inviting room, greeted by the comforting scent of spices and citrus. The aroma is intoxicating, mingling with the sweet scent of red wine. This is the allure of mulled wine. A traditional beverage, enjoyed over centuries, its intoxicating aroma and rich, warm taste have charmed many across the globe.

The rich, welcoming aromatics of mulled wine have made it a fall favorite. (Photo by Hannah Pemberton on Unsplash)

The Story Behind the Sip

Mulled wine's history dates back to the Romans in the 2nd century, spreading across Europe as they conquered. Each region added its unique twist, creating a beverage as diverse as the cultures it touched. You may be familiar with Glühwein from Germany, Vin Chaud from France, or Glögg from Scandinavia. What they all have in common is their base of wine, heated and spiced, traditionally enjoyed in the colder months.

A World of Flavor in a Single Glass

Picture a cozy night in, a glass of our premium mulled wine in hand, the flavors of cinnamon, star anise, and clove unfolding on your palate, a hint of orange zest lingering in the finish. This is more than just a drink - it's a sensory journey, a celebration of tradition and flavor. The journey starts with a bottle of red wine from VinoVoss.

Make Your Own Mulled Wine


  • 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 8-10 cloves
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/3 cup (80g) brown sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brandy (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Orange zest for garnish (optional)


Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Before you start, make sure you have all the ingredients on hand: red wine, orange, cloves, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, brandy, and vanilla extract.

Step 2: Prepare the Orange

Wash the orange thoroughly, then slice it into rounds. Push the cloves into the orange slices. This will infuse the wine with a lovely citrusy and spicy flavor.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

In a medium-sized pot, pour the entire bottle of red wine. Add the clove-studded orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and brown sugar to the pot. If you're using brandy and vanilla extract, add them now as well.

Step 4: Warm the Wine

Place the pot over low to medium heat. Warm the wine slowly, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Be careful not to boil the wine; you just want to warm it gently to infuse the flavors.

Step 5: Steep and Simmer

Once the wine is warm, reduce the heat to low. Let the mixture steep for at least 15-20 minutes. The longer it simmers, the more the flavors will meld together. Stir occasionally to ensure the sugar is fully dissolved.

Step 6: Taste and Adjust

After simmering, taste the mulled wine. If you prefer it sweeter, you can add more brown sugar. If it's too strong, you can add a bit of water. Adjust the flavors to your liking.

Step 7: Serve

When the mulled wine is well-steeped and tastes just right, it's ready to serve. Ladle it into mugs or heatproof glasses, making sure to include some of the orange slices and spices in each serving.

Step 8: Garnish and Enjoy

For a decorative touch, you can garnish each mug with a twist of orange zest. Serve the mulled wine hot and enjoy the cozy, aromatic flavors of this classic winter drink.

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