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Something to mull over...

Emily Hadfield - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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  2. It's that time of year where Mulled Wine (or Glühwein in German and Austrian) makes its annual appearance on seasonal menus and at social gatherings (everyone has at least one really organised friend who makes homemade mulled wine putting everyone else to shame), but how and where did this tradition begin?
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Once again we can thank the Romans for yet another glorious invention (perhaps not as practical as the roads, but equally as important). Originating in the 2nd century, the Romans would heat their wine to help them through the cold winters. As they caused chaos over the next century by conquering much of the continent, their preference for mulled wine in the winter also spread across their empire and trading nations. Popularity for this warming drink continued to increase throughout the middle ages but with the added twist of spices, as this was thought to prevent sickness (good call), and natural sweeteners to improve the flavour.

 

The next peak in popularity for mulled wine was in the 1890s when Glögg (a Swedish variation of mulled wine) became largely associated with Christmas in Sweden , and eventually every wine merchant in the country had their own version and recipe. Before too long, bottles were being distributed throughout Europe, and the almost forgotten mulled wine was reinvented and brought back to the market and public consciousness. In decades to follow, mulled wine became a world phenomenon with nations creating their own recipes and cooking methods.

 

As we approach the holidays, mulled wine remains a delicious Christmas tradition, sharing the same status as the mince pie and figgy pudding. Chin chin.

 

For mulled wine in The Lake District, visit The Fizzy Tarté. See their full Winter Menu HERE


 

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