National Mulled Wine Day is an annual American and English celebration of mulled wine. This alcoholic beverage is appreciated all over the world during the cold season. Just imagine: an interesting book, a soft blanket and a glass of warm mulled wine in your hand. What could be better! The holiday is celebrated on March 3.
Researchers agree that mulled wine existed in ancient Greece. Wine was flavored with spices to increase the shelf life of the drink and enhance its taste. The drink is said to have been named after the great ancient Greek physician, Hippocras.
Ancient Rome had its own recipe for mulled wine. It is believed that this drink spread throughout Europe thanks to the Roman conquerors. Mulled wine became most popular during the Middle Ages. Back then, people believed that wine with spices had medicinal properties, strengthens the immune system.
The modern status of Mulled Wine as a festive winter drink came to us from Victorian England. There it was customary to make it for Christmas.
- The word “mulled wine” established itself in 1618, when it appeared in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary.
- The drink is characterized by a wide variety of variations. Not only wine but also vermouth or brandy can be used as a base.
- To increase the usefulness of mulled wine and saturate it with vitamins, pieces of fruit are added in the preparation of the drink.
How to celebrate
Enjoy a taste of the original drink on National Mulled Wine Day. Do not be afraid to experiment in its preparation: change the alcoholic base, add other spices and fruits. Create a better version of this drink for yourself.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users when they tried mulled wine for the first time and what impression it left on them.
When is National Mulled Wine Day in 2024?
National Mulled Wine Day with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on March 3 each year.