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California Wine Month may have come and gone, but pumpkin spice season is right around the corner. Let's celebrate with a simple harvest-inspired recipe for Pumpkin Spice Mulled Wine! I'll also throw in a few highlights from my recent wine tasting trip to Paso Robles, California!
This easy-to-make recipe was created with Chardonnay from the Paso Robles region. It is the type of simple sippin' that warms you from the inside out even on a crisp fall day.
What is mulled wine?
Mulled wine, also known as spiced wine is typically made with red wine along with mulling spices and sweeteners. It is different from regular wine because it has been heated. The wine is gently heated to a temperature that allows the flavors of the mulling spices, orange juice, or other ingredients to blend together completely.
Red wine or white wine? What is the best choice for making mulled wine?
Well, both actually! Let's talk about what varietals, both red and white, work best in mulled wine recipes.
For a mulled wine recipe made with red wine it is important to note:
Mulling wine disguises a lot of the nuances of taste. For this reason, don’t pick a delicately flavored wine.
For a mulled wine recipe made with white wine it is important to note:
Aromatic white wines such as Riesling, Muscat (Moscato), or Chenin Blanc are all great choices for making mulled white wine. For this pumpkin spice-inspired version of mulled wine, I opted for a nice buttery Chardonnay from J.Lohr which is located in Paso Robles.
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