Mulled wine is a traditional beverage that is offered during the Christmas holidays and Halloween. Mulled wine is prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with vanilla pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star aniseed, citrus, and sugar.
It has popularity in German- and Dutch-speaking countries. Mulled wine there named Glühwein. Blueberry wine and cherry wine can be used instead of grape wine in these countries for preparing Glühwein.
In France, vin chaud ("hot wine") typically consists of cheap red wine mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon. It must be not too sweet.
In Bulgaria, it is called greyano vino (Bulgarian: греяно вино) ("heated wine"), and consists of red wine, peppercorn and honey. Sometimes apples and/or citrus fruits, such as lemon or oranges, can be added.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia, kuhano vino/kuvano vino/кувано вино ("cooked wine"), is made from red wine and various combinations of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, sugar and orange zest, often served with slices of orange or lemon.
In the south and
In the Czech Republic, particularly the mountains such as the Giant Mountains, the popular mulled wine is called svařené víno ("boiled wine").
In Russia, Глинтвейн ("Glintwein") is a popular drink during winters and has same recipe as the German Glühwein.
In Turkey, it is named Sıcak Şarap ("hot wine") and can be made using red wine, adding sugar and fruits such as lemon and orange.
In Hungary, forralt bor ("boiled wine") is typically made from a cheap version of the country's popular Egri Bikavér and spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
In Moldova, the izvar is made from red wine with black pepper and honey.
In Poland, grzane wino ("heated wine") is very similar to the Czech variant, especially in the
There is also a similar method for preparing mulled beer or "grzane piwo" which is popular with Belgian beers because of the sweet flavor of that particular type of beer, which uses the same spices as mulled wine and is heated.
In Italy, mulled wine is called vin brulé ("burnt wine"), using a French expression.
In Latvia, it is named karstvīns ("hot wine"). When out of wine, it is prepared using grape (or currant) juice and Riga Black Balsam.
In Romania, vin fiert ("boiled wine"), and can be made using red or white wine, adding cinnamon, sugar, apple and orange. Everything is boiled and served very hot.
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