Review of Adirondack Winery’s Mulled Wine Tasting Event

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This past weekend we held the first wine tasting event we ever held in January and it went very well. We invited people to catch a break from the bitter cold of the Winter by enjoying a FREE wine tasting event at Adirondack Winery! We were delighted at the turnout we had, especially on Saturday! Thanks to all who came!


For this event, we prepared four of our wines (two reds and two whites) with mulling spices in crock pots, which filled the winery with irresistable warm spice aromas. We also hand-made chocolate chip, sugar and gingersnap cookies to go along with the mulled wines and people seemed to really enjoy it. 


Below is our mulled wines that we did w/ pairing suggestions…I’ve also posted the mulled wine recipes we borrowed because I thought people would enjoy having them. 
Prepare for your friends one evening, or enjoy mulled wine by the fire after you’ve been skiing or sledding, etc….
Mulled Merlot
Paired with Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mulled Pinot Grigio
Paired with Sugar Spice Cookies
Mulled Zinfandel
Paired with Almonds and Raisins
Mulled Viognier
Paired with Gingersnaps



  • 2 bottles dry Red Wine (Cab Sav, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
  • Peel of 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into halves
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • orange slices

  • Pour wine in slow cooker.
  • Wrap orange peel, cinnamon stick halves, cloves, and nutmeg in cheesecloth & add to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • Discard spice bag; ladle into glasses.
  • Garnish with orange slices.
  • 1 bottle Merlot
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2  thin slices of orange
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 whole vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup water

  • Zest the orange, avoiding the white pith.
  • In a pot, combine the orange zest, sugar, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and water.
  • Bring to a slow boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat and add the wine and orange slices to the pot.
  • Return pot to heat and warm on low for 30 minutes. Do not allow the wine to boil.
  • Pour wine mixture through fine wire mesh strainer, discarding solids.
  • Serve and enjoy!



  • Two 750 ml bottles dry white wine (Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Viognier)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 orange, sliced into thin wedges

  • In a large saucepan, warm the wine, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice over medium heat until hot.
  • Lower the heat, partially cover and let steep, without simmering, for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Ladle the mulled wine into 8 heatproof glass mugs.
  • Serve with the orange wedges.
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