Winesday with R&R Dec. 14, 2016: It is Time for Mulling Wine

12 December 2016
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12 December 2016, Comments: 0

It is Time for Mulling Wine

There is just something about this weather and the time of year that makes one want to have something warm to drink. 

If you look at the history of anything to do with wine, well, you know that those Greeks will be in there somewhere.  There seems to be a bit of confusion as to whether the Greeks’ mulled type of wine  ‘hippocras’ (supposedly named after or by Hippocrates… that part is a little fussy depending on what you read) was served warm or cold.  We do know that it was sweetened with honey and spices were in there too.   The Romans came along at a later date and made their version.  Some might say that they were the copycats.  In reality, I guess we all are in some form or another.  We find an old recipe and some some tweaking and outright changing.  Then someone else comes along and does the same thing.   Anyway, I digress.

As the Romans forged their way throughout Europe, they brought with them all of their traditions including food and bevies.  Mulled wine was a bigger hit in Europe, more so than being conquered by this group or that group.

The middle ages… that’s where mulling wine really took off.   Well, they had enough time for sure considering how long that medieval period lasted.  Fast forward to the present day and mulling wine is still very popular not only in Europe, but on this side of the pond too.

This week we are thrilled for you to try Mrs. Beachley’s Mulled Wine.  Yup… it is in a bottle and it is fun, festive and fabulous.  Now you can add your own bits and bobs to it for sure.  I usually add some citrus to it and then heat it up and you are the best hostess around.  It just does not get any easier than that.  Wait until you try it this week on Winesday December 14th.

Maureen will be at the store on Wednesday.  Come in to see her smiling face and have a wee tibble.

Mrs. Beachley’s Mulled Wine

cspc:  768565

Winesday Price $ 14.32         Regular Price $15.90


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