Mulled red wine christmas in July

Mulled Red Wine
Today I’d like to share a recipe for Mulled Red Wine (gluhwein)
But before I get to the recipe I’ll give you some fun facts & history about Mulled Wine.
I had my first taste of Mulled Wine in New Zealand at a bar in the 90s at Coronet Peak after a long days skiing & then again in Canada at the Mount Whistler ski resort in British Columbia in 2010.
But did you know that it was the ancient Roman’s who first created Mulled Wine when they were conquering Northern Europe & was a way to warm up the soul & bellies during the harsh European Winters? but it was the Germans who perfected the recipe from the Romans & is now traditionally drunk at Christmas & more importantly served to skiers & boarders when they come in from the snow to warm them up & relax.
Please note that the Mulled Wine is still alcoholic even when warmed as it can increase the alcohol content to 15% & when drunk mulled wine will go straight to your head giving you a feeling of light-headedness so drink responsibly.
This recipe will serve 8 glasses approximately
185ml orange juice
100g caster sugar
1 orange, rind peeled
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves(not garlic cloves)
2-star anise
1.5lt red wine (I prefer Merlot but any type of red wine will do)
100g raisins
2 golden delicious apples peeled cored & diced
1 combine orange juice sugar orange rind cinnamon sticks raisins star anise cloves & apple in a saucepan over medium heat & stir for 3 to 5 mins til sugar has dissolved (do not boil but bring to a temperature that is warm)remove from the stove & cover & stand for 30mins to infuse & develop the spicy flavours.
2 add red wine to the spiced orange mixture & warm through till just before boiling point.
Pour into heatproof glasses & enjoy.
As always something different & something new, and again please drink responsibly !!!

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As the cold months have arrived, the feeling of winter is here, as Australia has different seasons to our European friends, celebrating Christmas in Australia’s winter has become very popular pastime, Christmas in July is now a standard way of celebrating Christmas in our winter, to help celebrate A Class Catering, has made a special Christmas menu to help celebrate this lovely time of the year, have you ever thought of having Family & Freinds over to your house, function room or hire a holiday house in one of the beautiful areas on the South Coast of NSW, Kangaroo Valley, Gerringong, Kiama, Nowra, Jervis Bay Wollongong and the Illawarra, Chef Steve, has designed this great menu for you all


Camenbert & Crab Quiches

Main Whole Roast Turkey with Pine nut Stuffing, and pan- Jus Gravy, and cranberry sauce

Buttered brown rice with Toasted Almonds

Steamed green beans with lemon pepper and parsley butter

Roasted potatoes

Baked Pumpkin with Maple Honey Cinnamon Sugar and Butter

Dessert Cointreau ice cream with chocolate orange

After dinner mints


Steve and Martin at Lake David Kangaroo Valley
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