Monday, December 14, 2009

Mulled Wine Recipe...

Since it is that time of year when we all are getting together with friends and family and usually gathering around the dessert table. I thought it would be nice to give out our famous Mulled Wine Recipe that almost everybody enjoys. It isn't sweet, but it has lots of spice and actually does pair with most of those delicious desserts quite well. I like to use our Cabernet Franc, but have been anxious to try it with our new 2008 Malbec because this new Malbec has lots of spice already...yum!

2 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole allspice
10 whole cloves
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of 1/2 orange, plus orange slices for garnish (optional)
One bottle of Corcoran Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Combine water, spices, sugar and orange zest in 2 quart saucepan. Stir and cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer over low heat for one hour. The liquid will reduce by half, and fill your home with a wonderful aroma! Strain out spices and return liquid to pan. Add one bottle of Corcoran Vineyards Cabernet Franc. Heat on low until warm (being careful not to boil).
Enjoy -- Cheers!

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