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How would you describe mulled wine?

Also known as spiced wine, mulled wine is a sweet and spicy alcoholic beverage typically made with red wine and a variety of mulling spices. It’s traditionally served hot and is most often enjoyed during winter, particularly the holiday season.

What’s the difference between mulled wine and normal wine?

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Modern day mulled wine is typically sweeter than its ‘spiced wine’ predecessors, as it tends to use more fruit juice to help tune out the overwhelming acidity and spice.

Why does my mulled wine taste bitter?

You need to infuse the wine long enough with the spices to take on their flavour but DON’T ON ANY ACCOUNT LET THE MIXTURE BOIL as you’ll be left with a bitter taste. Slow and low is the way to go. And it shouldn’t be served piping hot, just comfortably – and comfortingly – warm.

Is mulled wine stronger than wine?

Unless you keep it boiling for a while it won’t lose much alcohol content. While pure ethanol does evaporate quickly at a relatively low temperature, the lower the alcohol content gets, the more slowly does more alcohol evaporate at that temperature. Mulled wine will typically have between eight and 13 per cent abv.

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Do you drink mulled wine warm or cold?

Serve chilled or over ice, with a twist of orange zest and a star anise. If you’d like to serve a traditional warm mulled wine, there’s no need to chill – simply warm through without boiling and serve in heatproof glasses.

Does making mulled wine burn off the alcohol?

With the goal of consuming the alcohol, any evaporated alcohol is a small affront to the holiday season. But fear not, hot cider, hot toddy, and mulled wine lovers: Around 85 percent of your beloved alcohol will survive the heating process.

How do you make mulled wine less acidic?

At Tom Browns we prefer using apple juice to orange juice in our mulled wine, as it makes your end product much less acidic without compromising on sweetness. Adding the clementines to the mixture will bring the orange flavour, but without overpowering the entire drink.

What can I use instead of star anise in mulled wine?

Star anise (shaped like a star, hence its name) is generally sweet with a mild and fragrant licorice flavor. The closest one you could get to a substitute would be anise seed or fennel seeds as they are in the same category of licorice-like flavored spices.