Spartico Organic Mulled Wine is Perfect for a Long Winter’s Night
“I think of mulled wine as cold weather sangria. Drinkable, flexible and fun. I used Spartico, an easy-drinking Spanish organic blend, as the base wine for this batch, the strong berry notes and the powdery tannins are just right for this recipe…Mulled wine certainly does not require an expensive or complex wine to be delicious. This version of mulled wine is not particularly sweet, if you want a sweeter experience add some apple juice or honey to the mix.
I like to make mulled wine with hard cider. I really believe craft cider is about to come into the spotlight…Gone are the flabby and overly sweet ciders, in their place are dry crisp beverages, with a little fizz and a lot of flavor.” -Kimberly Faye, Editor in Chief, Life of Vines Everywhere
Spartico No Sulfites Added Cabernet-Tempranillo is a delicious 50-50 blend of Spanish Cabernet and Tempranillo, produced by Bodegas Iranzo, Spain’s oldest estate bottled winery.
“Juicy, smooth and tangy with pure plum and racy raspberry, fresh and lively, balanced and certified Organic, quite charming.” Tasting Panel Magazine
Spartico Organic Mulled Wine
1 bottle Spartico
1 12oz bottle hard cider
1 cup fresh apple cider
Juice and peel of 2 small oranges or clementines
3 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
1 inch peeled fresh ginger
1 cup ruby port
Using a vegetable peeler, carefully remove the peel of the orange, taking care to avoid the bitter white pith.
Reserve the peel for garnish. Juice the orange.
Combine the hard and fresh ciders, wine, cinnamon sticks, orange juice, cloves and ginger in a large sauce pan.
Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
Add the port and pour into mugs, adding the reserved orange peel for garnish.
Spartico No Sulfites Added Cabernet-Tempranillo is available at Whole Foods and other fine retailers and restaurants nationwide.