Make the season count to reconnect with old friends, those you may not have talked to for a while. Whether a catch-up on the phone, a chat from balcony to balcony or a zoom session, toast to the season with a mild touch of cinnamon spice. This is a drink you’ll love with its medium bodied red wine that releases an aroma to delight, and the fruit and nuts in each cup are good enough to make your christmas warm and happy. I hope you find it as delicious and heart warming as I do every year. Here it is:

Spiced Mulled Wine

Try this heart warming recipe on those days of happy celebrations.

1 litre red wine (we use our favourite house wine – Chaumière Rouge)

2-3 whole cinnamon sticks

1 tbsp of green cardamom

1 tsp cloves

2 round slices of orange (avoid pith)

3 star anise pods

2 tbsp dried fruit & nuts (optional)

Set the wine & all other ingredients in a pot over a medium heat for about 15 – 20 minutes. Let it simmer gently but do not let boil.

Serve hot in a tea cup or heatproof glass. Add a few bits of fruit and nut to each cup.

With the uncertainty of government lockdowns and curfews, one thing is sure, that we will be working hard to make the best of what our cuisine has to offer. We present an array of dishes that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home through our takeaway menus. There is still plenty to celebrate with a glass of wine and a delicious seasonal feast from our kitchen.