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We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at mulled wine fun facts.
Mulled Wine Fun Facts: Mulled wine is a beverage of European origins usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices (sometimes raisins). It is served hot or warm and is alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of mulled wine.
- The Romans invented mulled wine as an efficient way to make unremarkable wine tastier and more aromatic.
- As the wine is heated, it is important to not burn off the alcohol. This requires slow heating and the use of a thermometer. Experts agree that the perfect temperature is 160 degrees F. Alcohol content begins to be lost at 167 degrees F.
- It is a traditional drink during winter, especially between Halloween and Christmas.
- March 3rd is National Mulled Wine Day.
- The spices typically used for mulled wine are cloves, grated nutmeg, and cinnamon or mace.
- Fruit wines, such as blueberry wine and cherry wine, are occasionally used instead of grape wine in some parts of Germany.
- Mulled wine is known the world over by different names. In Germany the beverage is referred to as Glühwein, while in Italy it is known as vin brulé. In France, the same beverage is called “vin chaud.”
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Reference: Wikipedia fun facts about mulled wine.
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