Choosing the right wine for mulled wine

mulled wine called hot wine with spices, fruit pieces and berries.This drink is known for its warming influence, so it is more than ever relevant in cold days.Mulled wine is very popular in autumn and winter.It is also recommended to use a cold.Prepare this wonderful drink can be at home, but first is to determine, which wine to choose for mulled wine, and purchase the necessary ingredients.

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Some believe that choosing be wine for mulled wine - is a science, and others do not prepare the drink of the sacraments and are the choice of wine easier.But do not think that will kill the taste of spices and wine so no matter which variety to choose from.Remember that wine - is the foundation, and foundation must always be good.

To make better use of mulled wine dry wines. If you're a fan of sweet wines, the case is fixable: mulled wine in the recipe includes sugar, allow to sweeten the drink.Some recipes also includes honey.

also possible to use semi-dry wines, but they

often contain in their composition compounds sorbic acid, albeit in trace amounts.Sorbic acid (aka 200 E) contains in the structure of toxic compounds, but is capable of causing allergic reactions.

course, take into account the conditions of preparation wine.If it was a cask, to acquire it for mulled wine is undesirable because after cooking mulled wine may taste bitter.

matters and grape. best to choose wines with a more or less neutral taste, without the sophistication and specificity, because the taste of spices and so will be enough, and the imposition of flavors is not always a good combination.

Speaking of degrees, it is worth noting that for mulled wine more suitable alcoholic wine.

Choose mulled wine for the following grades: "Merlot", "Saperavi", "Hamza", "Gamay".

If we talk about price, then everyone chooses to taste and wallet.However, you should consider whether it makes sense to take an expensive wine for mulled wine, because the taste of the wine should not dominate in the beverage.In any case, if you are not an enemy to your health, choose high-quality wine at a reasonable price.

How to prepare mulled wine

To make 6-7 servings of mulled wine need:

  • 150 ml of water;
  • 1 liter of wine;
  • 100-150 g of sugar;
  • cloves;
  • cardamom;
  • coriander;
  • saffron;
  • m units;
  • berries;
  • allspice;
  • anise;
  • pieces of fruit;
  • nuts;
  • lemon peel;
  • honey.

Do not worry as the long list of all these components are optional (except for wine, of course).Regarding spices, then all of the above may be used as desired.In the preparation of mulled wine a democracy: the spices are selected according to taste. Spices used unmilled , because the ground dissolved in the drink and clouding it.

in an enamel pan pour water, add the spices and heat over low heat until boiling.After boiling water, leave to heat for 5-7 minutes (you can try the taste of the water, if water is mixed to taste the taste of spices, then you're done). Pour into a saucepan the wine, add the sugar and other components.Then heat the wine over low heat to 65 ° C (guided by the appearance of bubbles).

Ready mulled wine you must drain through a metal sieve, pour into glasses or mugs, and add pieces of fruit and berries.It is better to use mulled immediately after preparation. It must be hot, but not scalding.Mulled wine can be stored in a thermos.For children and drivers to prepare non-alcoholic mulled wine on grape juice.

Mulled wine drink by itself or in combination with desserts and pastries (pastry, strudel, fruit), as well as with cheese.

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