Mulled wine is a favorite holiday party staple. It sounds medieval. If we dig back in history, we learn that mulled wine dates back to the second century. The Roman soldiers mixed honey with wine and then slowly heated the mixture. As the mixture was heated, they added hearty spices like pepper and bay leaves to warm their bodies in the dead of winter. It was also a method to keep wine and fresh spices from spoiling. Since they couldn’t necessarily drink the water, wine was a must. As the Romans conquered Europe, mulled wine became increasingly popular and spread throughout the European regions.
Mulled Wine submitted by Waxing Kara