Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine…HOLIDAY SANGRIA! Made in under 30 minutes!
I have been excited about today’s post for MONTHS! I’ve been waiting for the weather to change and radio stations to start playing Christmas music…and WE ARE HERE! Yes, it’s too early for Christmas music, but it’s NOT too early for Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine! There are so many things to love about this recipe that I don’t even know where to start. Prepare yourself for an instant family favorite you will be making again and again!
One of my favorite places to visit this year was Wente Vineyards in Livermore Valley California (Click HERE for all the pics!). I’ve actually had the pleasure of visiting twice, once in May and then again in August with my husband because I loved it that much. It is a stunningly beautiful place, and it doesn’t hurt that they have some of the very best wine in the country. In fact, Wente Vineyards is the nation’s oldest continuously operated family owned winery…how cool is that?? It is such a beautiful place.
While I was there the first time, my friend Anetta and I got to sample and hear about entwine Wines, Wente Vineyards’ partnership with Food Network. When two of the most trusted names in food and drink come together to bring you a delicious bottle of wine, you pay attention. And you’re not disappointed.
What I love most about entwine is how it makes enjoying food and wine more accessible. The back of each bottle tells you exactly what you’re about to taste and exactly what it will pair well with. It’s such a fun way to try new wines, and for a novice like me it’s just what I need. Their motto is “Love your food. Love your wine.” That about sums up my life too so we are a match made in heaven! :)
Months after my visit, entwine reached out to talk about working together for recipe development and I was beyond thrilled. I love wine and I love their mission to educate, I couldn’t be more excited. Today as I broke into my first bottle of entwine Cabernet Sauvignon I knew exactly what I wanted to make; Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine! It’s easy, delicious, cozy, and makes your house smell amazing. We make it again and again every fall and winter, and you will too!
I hope you love this festive recipe as much as I do. It’s a must make this season! Be sure to check out entwine for an affordable, delicious, accessible wine you’ll return to again and again. Click HERE to find out where to buy near you!
5 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Entwine Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur, optional)
- 1 orange, sliced
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- Star anise, oranges, lemons, and cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
- Combine wine, honey, cider, orange liqueur, sliced fruit, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a sauce pan and heat to medium high heat. Once simmering, reduce to medium-low heat and continue to simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Strain and serve, garnished with more fruit, star anise, and cinnamon sticks if desired.
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