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Mulled Wine: 4 Recipes Against The Cold

 TAGS:undefinedWinter is coming, some would say. Or at least winter is slowly approaching. We change our cold beer for something warm. And what’s better than a mulled wine? This beverage is usually made of red wine along with various mulling spices like cinnamon and raisins. We have prepared four recipes to warm up your insides when it’s freezing and wet outside.

The Traditionalist:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 60g of demerara sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Grated nutmeg
  • 1 orange, halved
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 60ml Damson Gin 

Preparation:

  1. Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bay leaf and the spices.
  2. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add sugar according to your taste.
  3. Turn off the heat, stir in the sloe or damson gin.
  4. Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.

Easy Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

  • 1 litre of dry red wine
  • 2 (5cm) cinnamon sticks
  • 1 dessertspoon whole cloves
  • 1 dessertspoon whole allspice
  • 1 large piece orange rind
  • 1 large piece lemon rind
  • sugar

Preparation.

  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the red wine, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, lemon rind and orange rind.
  2. Heat gently, then stir in 2 tablespoons of the sugar
  3. Once dissolved, taste to see if you’d like to add more.
  4. Keep hot on medium to low heat for 20 minutes to let the flavours infuse the wine
  5. Serve your mulled wine hot in glasses or mugs.

Jamie’s mulled wine

Ingredients:

  • 2 clementines
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 whole nutmeg

Preparation:

  1. Peel large sections of peel from the clementines, lemon and lime using a speed-peeler.
  2. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine juice.
  3. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 to 12 gratings of nutmeg. Halve the vanilla pod lengthways and add to the pan, then stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar.
  4. Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine, then bring to the boil. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you’ve got a beautiful thick syrup. 
  5. When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine.
  6. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes, when it’s warm and delicious, ladle it into heatproof glasses and serve.

Cider Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle juicy light red wine, such as Beaujolais
  • 4 ounces brandy
  • 2 cups fresh apple cider
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks; plus 6 more for serving (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Bring wine, brandy, apple cider, star anise, cloves, and 2 cinnamon sticks to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavours are infused, about 15 minutes.
  3. Divide among mugs, garnish with 6 cinnamon sticks
  4. Serve after a couple of hours

 

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Beyond Beer: Exciting New Drinks for your Offseason

 TAGS:undefinedFootball forms a fundamental part of the British culture, no doubt about that. But what are we to do when the Premier League ends and the summer break forecasts three whole months of abstinence? Football fans and enthusiasts will need to find an alternative way of pleasure and outburst. Since every weekend is characterised by a huge consumption of different ales and beers, people that use to fill the stadiums or just watch matches in their regular pubs might now change their habits for the long offseason.

Rosé Wine

Perfect to enjoy during hot summer days, accompanying appetisers or dinner, a rosé wine is one of the best-rated drinks of the past years. England is currently growing a wine culture that includes rosé wine as a good recommendation for those who are not yet used to drinking wine, those who usually prefer beer. Both the wine’s sweetness and freshness are well-known and highly appreciated all around the globe. In this context, the Maison Aix Rosé 2016 is a very good sample to taste.

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Cider

Another refreshing beverage is cider, normally served in pubs and restaurants. However, during summer, you can also enjoy it on ice in order to amplify the drink’s refreshing mouthfeel. With a low alcoholic degree, cider makes for a delicious aperitive or dinner companion. One of this summer’s most popular ciders is the Magners Berry from Ireland that reveals a sweet and powerful taste of red berries.

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Magners Berry 50cl is a cider with origins in Ireland. The Uvinum community values the Magners Berry 50cl with 3,5 of 5 points.

 

 

Gin Tonic

We’re talking of one of the most successful cocktails all over the world. More than that, gin is also a typical English product, that means earning a huge response from the British audience during the hot season. It’s the perfect cocktail to enjoy after dinner events in cosy bars and outside. The Bombay Sapphire is one of the world’s most important gin producers telling a great story and showing prestige behind its brand. This gin grants to achieve a proper and powerful gin tonic. Top it off with a slice of lemon, a few peppercorns and a slice of cucumber.

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Bombay Sapphire is a London Dry gin with aromas of Juniper, spicy with citrus notes. It is a great classic that is still the favourite of many gin enthusiasts and comes at a very attractive price.

 

Champagne

The perfect way to finishing a nice dinner is, of course, tasting a delicious champagne. Still an icon in France, champagne has also become an important part of the British drinking culture. With the overwhelming power of his bubbles, the Mumm Brut Selection Grand Cru is one of the best options for enjoying the pleasure of a very good sparkling during summer nights, when even the craziest football fans want to relax from their sports routine.

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G.H. Mumm elaborates this Mumm Brut Sélection Grand Cru, a sparkling wine from Champagne that is made with pinot noir and chardonnay. Uvinum users reviewed this sparkling wine with 3,9 of 5 points.

 

 

What type of alcoholic beverages is suitable for coeliacs?

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The number of celiacs is increasing. The information on this disease and food and drink they can eat and drink is also increasing. It is no longer a difficult task trying to figure out which products contain gluten. According to the Federation of Associations of Celiacs of Spain, FACE, celiac disease (CD) is the permanent intolerance to gluten in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It is believed that one can be genetically predisposed for the intolerance. It is characterized by an inflammatory reaction, immune-based, in the small intestinal mucous that hinders the absorption of macro- and micronutrients.

Many celiacs wonder if they can drink alcohol, and the truth is yes, but not all types. Firstly, it is important to note that beer is made from barley, therefore it can not be included in a celiac diet, as well as certain types of whisky.

Some beers can be consumed by celiac patients because they are made from rice or buckwheat. And, also, on certain occasions, both barley and wheat can be part of the production of whisky.

People who suffer this disease can drink many other spirits, such as vodka, tequila, rum and gin, even though the ingredients contain gluten, because it is lost in the distillation process. In all cases, one better make sure before consumption, look at the labels and ask your doctor or nutritionist if you are not completely sure.

Wine is also among the alcoholic beverages you can drink as a celiac. None are made with ingredients containing gluten, and wine also offers many benefits for the body. But on rare occasions when the wine is stored in a container which also has previously stored products containing gluten, cross-contamination can occur.

One can also drink cider as a celiac patient, for it is an alcoholic beverage produced by  the fermentation of apples, and these are gluten free.

If you want to know more, do not miss our article on gluten-free cocktails.

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