January 13, 2011

Hot Wine

Hot wine, or vin chaud, is my favorite winter drink.  I always order it whenever I eat out on freezing evenings.  But you can make it quite easily too - just drop several pieces of cloves and a cinnamon stick (I only use half of it if it is just for me), some fruit (orange or apple) and wine.  I learned that some people drink it with white wine, too.
As much as you want to make it sugar-free, it is a good idea to add at least a spoonful of honey.  Also, don't boil it too much!
Voila, a winter specialty.  Exactly what I need tonight.


Shelly said...

Sounds yummy.. and just what I need right now.

Meri said...

Hi Shelly! Even in a warm place like San Diego, you definitely need it.

lau said...

funny ! typical winter drink of where I was born :-) ( Alsace)

Meri said...

I wasn't sure if it was from France or Germany, but that makes sense :)
I didn't know you are from Alsace!