Of course, as purveyors of all things fine wine, no Octavian guide would be complete without us letting you know exactly which kind to choose for your festive season brew. Although all red wines will suffice, choosing an absolute belter will ensure your mulled wine recipe makes you the envy of your friends and family this festive season.
The key is not to pick a red that is too delicate in flavour, as the mulling will disguise a lot of the taste leaving your end product somewhat bland. So instead of reaching for a Pinot Noir, go for something full bodied such as a Malbec or perhaps a Syrah.
You can also use white wine if you so desire, but this has been described as an acquired taste; so be very wary when going for this. If you are a white wine fanatic, then it may be worth experimenting but bear in mind your guests may not appreciate your adventurous nature.
If you’re going for this option then we recommend going for something like a Chenin Blanc or a Riesling, as their aromatic natures will blend well with the spices you have in your mulled wine mix.