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French Food Friday....Mulled Wine/Vin Chaud

We have had the warmest two weeks on record in France, hence waking up to 0 degrees this morning has come as quite a shock. As a result, I am thinking cosy which includes feather duvet on bed in place of French summer quilt, baking which warms the kitchen at the same time and warm spicy drinks.

One of my favourites is mulled wine, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.....

Vin Chaud


Heat gently 75 cl of wine + a glass of water add 20 g of spices for mulled wine (1 / 2 box) and 60 g sugar complete the mixture with a few slices of oranges.
Note: Infuse spices at least 10 minutes (the mixture should not boil)
Préparation :
Chauffer doucement 75 cl de vin + un verre d’eau
ajouter 20 g d’épices pour vin chaud (1/2 boîte) ainsi que 60 g de sucre
compléter le mélange par quelques rondelles d’oranges.

Remarque :
Laisser infuser les épices au minimum 10 minutes (Le mélange ne doit pas bouillir)

You can replace the bottle of wine with a good bottle of apple juice, we tasted this recently at a marche de noel and it really is delicious.

Note for those of you that live locally, we have the mulled wine spices available in the shop, which are sourced from a reputable company in Belgium, reknown for their fine foods and spices.

Santé,a tous, Leeann x


  1. I love mulled wine and have tried a few different recipes - now I'll try yours! Merci.

  2. Great blog.If you want you can visit my school at Thanks.

  3. Oh so cold, and wonderfully warm. Lovely post.

  4. Off to make some right now! Winter has suddenly arrived here too (Creuse). We were in tee-shirts a couple of days ago, now in thermals! Thanks for this recipe.

  5. Thanks for your help now I have more to clear some plate for Christmas dinner, congratulations.

  6. That would be perfect right about now. It's a very cold, rainy day here in Vancouver ;)


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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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{photo from here}
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