Glögg, gluhwein, or mulled wine. Whatever you call it, nothing says “Happy Holidays!” quite like a warm glass of sweetened, spiced red wine. Variations abound, as do historical origins. Everyone from the ancient Greeks to Victorian Britons enjoyed the festive punch. Yet there’s one, extra-special preparation that promises to make your holiday season especially “lit” […]
It does and does not make sense to use an Instant Pot for mulled wine. On the one hand, pressure cooking is incredibly efficient. With an Instant Pot, you can transform unremarkable supermarket wine into festive gluhwein in five-ish minutes. This is a great party trick! Besides, when patience and temperatures are plummeting, every minute […]
We’re firm believers that most things are made more enjoyable with a little alcohol, and many notable fiction authors and characters seem to agree. For bookworms who are also boozehounds, we’ve compiled a selection of famous works paired with corresponding cocktails, wine, and beer. Break out the books and break open the bottles — it’s […]
The origins of mulled wine are murky, but the concept (masking subpar hooch with spice-rack staples) is as old as time. Greeks and Romans sugared and spiced runoff wine as early as the 2nd century. In the Middle Ages, folks lacking access to potable water spiked wine and cider with “medicinal” infusions like honey, saffron, bay […]
Glogg, gluehwein, vin chaud — call it what you want. But there’s only one thing we want to be warming our hands and coating our throats with this weekend, and it’s mulled wine. With the temps drastically cooling and the parties consistently raging, there’s no better way to warm a group of guests than with a […]
During these chilly winter months, what’s better than curling up in your favorite wool sweater at a cozy bar and sipping on a mug of mulled wine? Nothing, in our opinion. We’ve rounded up a list of the 10 best bars across the country for mulled wine sipping, ranging from quaint coffee shop feels to Prohibition-style […]
It’s not a question of if you’re going to drink mulled wine this holiday season, it’s a question of whose mulled wine you will drink. Warm mulled wine has become a winter standard, as much a part of the collective culture in snowy locales as gift-giving, fireplaces and bearskin rugs (well, at least gift-giving).
Mulled wine is a quintessential holiday libation. Nothing says winter is here and we’re gonna get through it quite like the warming embrace of wine mixed with spices and slowly heated. It’s a simple cocktail to make and oh so satisfying. Just follow our easy recipe and you’ll be whisked away to a winter wonderland […]
One of the most magical traditions around the holidays, especially in Europe, is paying a visit to a Christmas Market. There seems to be nothing more quintessentially Christmas than bouncing from stall to stall perusing handmade gifts with a mug of mulled wine or a Hot Toddy in hand.