Mulled Wine Spice Kit
Mulled Wine Spice Kit
We have created our own take on Mulled Wine! Included in the sachet is cassia bark, cloves, crushed all spice, lemon peel, nutmeg, star anise and a garni bag for your spices so you can start to drink your mulled wine and not fishing around for all the bits!
Of course there are instructions too!
Mulled Wine Spice Kit - Its definitely dark on an evening now here in the UK! What is your go to comfort drink? We have created our own take on Mulled Wine! Included in the sachet is cassia bark, cloves, crushed all spice, lemon peel, nutmeg, star anise and a garni bag for your spices so you can start to drink your mulled wine and not fishing around for all the bits! Of course there are instructions too.
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century. It was created by the Romans who would heat wine to defend their bodies against the cold winter. As the Romans conquered much of Europe throughout the next century, their love for mulled wine spread across their empire and the regions they traded with.
As its popularity continued to grow throughout the middle ages, Europeans would mix heated wine with spices because they believed it would promote health and avoid sickness. They would also use herbs and flowers as natural sweeteners to make unpalatable wines taste a lot nicer.
Over time, the craze for mulled wine faded across most of Europe except for Sweden, where its popularity only increased. Claret (Rhen wine, sugar, honey and spices) and Lutendrank (various spices, wine and milk) were just two of the variations that the Swedish monarchy made famous over the coming centuries.
As more alternatives developed over time, recipe books started using the collective name glögg, first mentioned in 1609. The next big adaptation took place in the 1800s when cognacs-glögg started to become popular, too.
The big turning point came in the 1890s, when glögg became associated with Christmas. Every wine merchant across the country had their own unique recipe to share. Over time, these unique bottles (most depicting Santa Claus) were distributed throughout the rest of Europe – uprooting the long forgotten mulled wine in a new festive light.
Over the next several decades, mulled wine had become a global phenomenon, with countries all over the world creating their own unique blends. Variations now include everything from red and white wines to sangria blends and vermouth to port – each country's method slightly different from the next.
To this day, mulled wine continues to be a Christmas tradition alongside its sister drink, mulled cider. Both are great Mulled Wine Spice Kit