Churchill's Mulled Wine

Here's our favourite mulled wine recipe that will surely keep you warm:

Ingredients for 8 - 10 servings:

  • 150 gr raisins
  • 120 ml rum
  • 75 gr whole almonds
  • 360 ml  Churchill’s Reserve Port
  • 240 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 120 ml Grand Marnier
  • 60 gr dark brown sugar, packed
  • Zest of 2 oranges, cut in strips
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bottles Bordeaux Supérieur

Here’s how to make it:

Combine raisins and rum in a small bowl. Let sit at room temperature at least 2 hours. (Raisins can be prepared up to one week in advance. Cover and refrigerate until use.)

Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Coarsely chop in large pieces. Reserve.

Combine port wine, orange juice, Cointreau, brown sugar, orange zest, cloves and cinnamon in in a large pot with a lid. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered until reduced to 2 cups, 10-12 minutes.

Reduce heat to low. Add the Thienpont Selection Bordeaux Supérieur and warm through with the lid on the pot. Do not boil.

To serve, add a spoonful each of raisins with liqueur and almonds to glasses or mugs. Strain mulled wine into glasses. Garnish with fresh orange slices.




  1. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Reserve Port Douro
    0.75l Red
    €13.30 €10.99
    Very dark and clean color with fine and persistent aromas of applesauce, plums and almonds. Very fine and fresh on the palate with a generous finish, richly fruity and woody.
  1. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Bordeaux Supérieur
    Thienpont Selection Bordeaux Supérieur
    0.75l Red
    €9.00 €7.44
    We are delighted to announce the addition to the portfolio of Thienpont own label wines of a delicious Thienpont Bordeaux Supérieur 2016. Following the demise of the very popular “Z de Bordeaux”, we have been searching far and wide for a worthy, everyday drinking Bordeaux that we can call our own. We have found it at the historic Chateau le Grand Verdus overlooking the Garonne river in Entre-deux-Mers. Made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a very bright, immediately accessible Bordeaux wine with a pure nose of red fruits, spices and a touch of liquorice. On the palate the wine is very smooth and round with good freshness and intensity. This wine will drink well for the next three to five years and is great when served with bistro cuisine such as chicken, grilled beef or stews in relaxed surroundings.