NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY
National Mulled Wine Day on March 3rd warms us up with fruits, spices, and wine. In the lingering days of winter, a hot mug of mulled wine hits the spot and fills the home with pleasant aromas.
Mulled spirits are wine and liquors that have been heated and spiced. Mulled wine is usually made with red wine with various spices, fruits and sometimes slightly sweetened with honey. Popular blends include cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus, vanilla, anise, cloves, raisins, or pears.
Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in First Century Rome.
The combination of heated spirits and spices is a warm welcome on a cold winter’s day and has long been considered a balm against illness during this time of year.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY
- Make up some mulled wine and invite someone to share it with you.
- Share a recipe for others to try.
- Enjoy some mulled wine (Remember always drink responsibly and never to drink and drive) and use #NationalMulledWineDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this spicy beverage day.
Mulled Wine FAQ
Q. Does mulled wine have alcohol in it?
A. Yes. Wine is heated with spices to provide a warm spirit to sip.
Q. What kinds of wines are best to make a mulled wine?
A. Red wines are usually used to make a mulled, spiced wine. Some vintners make wines specifically for mulling and will include a spice packet with the wine for a perfect blend of flavors.