We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons! The Sangiovese Mulled Wine has been an enormous hit! Just in case you lost the recipe that came with your “Kit” here it is.
MOROVINO HOLIDAY MULLED WINE
(make with Morovino Sangiovese*)
1 Bottle Morovino Sangiovese
½ Bottle of tap water (use the Sangiovese bottle)
1/3 C. Brown Sugar
1 Package Morovino Wine Mulling Spices
1/4 C. dried fruit (use dried cherries, dried plums, dried apricots, raisins – whatever you have, they all work!
In your saucepan or crock pot, add the Sangiovese, water, sugar, spice package (take off the tag, but leave cork and leave spices in the bag) and raisins/cherries/etc. Simmer on low in a saucepan or high in a crock pot for 1 hour or more (don’t let it boil). More time is better. When warm, ladle it into small coffee cups, or heavy wine glasses and serve. Yes, the dried fruit goes in the glass too – yummy. Or put it in a thermos and take it to a football game (in a Thermos, strain the dried fruit out or it will clog up the pour spout). Or make yourself a pot and sip on it while wrapping holiday gifts sitting in front of the fire listening to Nat King Cole. Really, try it. 100% of visitors to the tasting room who have tried it have loved it! NOTE: If you don’t finish the entire pot of mulled wine just let it cool a bit, cover it and put it in the refrigerator. It’s delicious when reheated the second day!
*If you use a wine other than Morovino’s Sangiovese, look for a low tannin Red wine and start with 1/4 Cup brown sugar then adjust to taste. Here are some reds that are usually low in tannin: Beaujolais, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Burgundy, Chianti, Merlot.
DON’T HAVE A BAG OF MOROVINO MULLING SPICES? Here’s the secret recipe for 1 bottle of wine:
1/2 T whole cloves
1/2 T whole allspice
1 and 1/2 Cinnamon Sticks
2″ of orange peel – just peel, no pith
Tie all the spices up in a piece of cheesecloth or in a coffee filter or put them in a tea ball and follow the recipe as above.