Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A mulled wine lesson from the North Country

Virtually everyone has heard the term "mulled wine." Very few, I suspect, have actually tasted it, and even fewer know how to make it.

Alina Walentowicz, the Clifton Park native who is the public relations specialist at the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, rounded up one surefire recipe from a member winery of the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail.


from Nancy Vesco
Vesco Ridge Vineyards
4 bags Olde Tradition mulling spices
4 cups steamed apple cider or apple juice
1 bottle Vesco Farm Truck Red wine
1/4 cup honey
Several cinnamon sticks
Orange slices 
Steeps the mulling spices in the steamed (not boiling!) cider or apple juice, then mixes in the whole bottle of red wine. Once the spiced mixture has steeped for 3 to 5 minutes, add one-quarter cup of  honey, garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices and serve.

(Nancy's favorite cider to use for this drink comes from nearby Chazy Orchards, home of the world’s largest Macintosh apple orchard. Both businesses are located in West Chazy, Clinton County.)

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