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Mulled wine to warm up


So, guys, the cold has arrived and so it’s time for us to make some delicious mulled wine! The one that warms the soul and makes us feel embraced inside.

Just imagine: it’s cold outside, you’re under a blanket, enjoying a moment of relaxation, suddenly, you smell that incredible smell of spices invading the air. It’s mulled wine giving its air of grace!

This drink is a true magic potion to ward off the cold. The base is red wine, which is already good on its own, but when it is heated and seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and other spices, it is simply divine! It’s as if each sip was a warm hug of happiness.

And best of all, mulled wine is super easy to make!


Let’s do this?

I’m going to give you a basic recipe, but remember that the proportions may vary according to your personal taste, so feel free to adjust them.


  • 1 bottle of dry red wine (of your choice)
  • 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder (optional)
  • Orange or lemon peels (optional)
  • Orange or lemon slices for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large pan, add the red wine and place over medium-low heat. But be careful, it is important not to let the wine boil, to avoid losing the alcohol.
  2. Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves and ground ginger. If you prefer, also add some orange or lemon peels to give a citrus touch, but use little!
  3. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and then let the mixture heat for about 10 to 15 minutes, so the spices release their aromas and the flavors blend.
  4. After this time, taste the mulled wine and adjust the sugar if necessary to suit your taste.
  5. Then remove the spices and orange or lemon peels from the pan, using a sieve or strainer.
  6. Now just serve! Pour the mulled wine into cups or glasses, and if you want, garnish with a slice of orange or lemon.
  7. Enjoy your mulled wine warm and cozy!

Remember to consume in moderation, but if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the wine with whole grape juice and follow the same preparation process.

spiced wine

Join the gang

Now just enjoy this delicious mulled wine, whether at a June party, Christmas or any special occasion. Enjoy it because mulled wine is perfect for sharing special moments with friends and family.

Just imagine, gathering everyone around a campfire, with a steaming glass of mulled wine in their hands, laughing and telling stories. It’s an infallible recipe for creating unforgettable memories!

Now, let me tell you a little secret: in addition to being delicious, mulled wine also brings some health benefits after all, moderate consumption of red wine is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, due to the antioxidants present in the drink. In other words, you can enjoy it and take care of your heart at the same time!

So, folks, if the cold comes knocking, don’t forget to prepare a good mulled wine to warm your body and soul. Whether at a June party, in a relaxed meeting or even to enjoy a cozy moment alone, this drink will win your heart. Enjoy and toast to life, always with lots of joy and flavor!

If you’re from the quentão team, I’ll leave here a video of a wonderful recipe to spice up your party. I’m sure you won’t be able to choose between mulled wine and mulled wine!

Warm up wine

To warm up wine, you can gently heat it on the stove or in a microwave-safe container. However, be cautious not to overheat it, as it can alter the taste. Alternatively, you can place the wine bottle in warm water for a more gradual warming process. It’s essential to monitor the temperature closely to avoid damaging the wine’s flavor profile.

Another method is to use a wine warmer or an electric wine bottle warmer specifically designed for this purpose. These devices provide controlled heating to ensure the wine reaches the desired temperature without any risk of overheating. Whichever method you choose, remember that some wines, such as reds, may benefit from being served slightly warmer than others, while whites and sparkling wines are typically best served chilled.