How to make mulled wine

Aurélie Allusse

Everyone heard about mulled wine or try it. However, not so many people know where it comes from or how to make it.

The origins of Mulled Wine

Mulled wine has been created in the 2nd Century by the Romans. In order to fight the cold winter they would heat the wine to defend their bodies. The romans conquered most of Europe in the next century, so their love for mulled wine spread across the Romans Empire and the regions they traded with.

The popularity of mulled wines grew throughout the middle ages, Europeans would mix heated wine with spices, as they believed it would promote health and enable to avoid sickness. Besides, they would use herbs and flowers as natural sweeteners to make unpalatable wines taste a lot nicer.

Nowadays, mulled wine had become a global phenomenon, with countries all around the world creating their own unique blends. Variations include everything from red and white wines to sangria blends and vermouth to port – each country has now its own method.


Here a quick and easy recipe so you can make your own mulled wine:

We recommend you to use our Domaine Ventenac Merlot to make mulled wine:

Domaine Ventenac - Merlot, IGP Languedoc, Languedoc, 2014, Red, ¥109

(Merlot) Gold Medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2015


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