I am a freelance writer living in Gloucestershire. I have been writing family style articles in the form of columns for newspapers since 2000 and spent four years presenting an interview chat show on Forest of Dean Radio.
Published December 7th 2012
A Drink to Warm the Soul
Mulled, it takes on quite a kick.
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly Tra La La La La, La La La La Tis the Season to be Jolly,
Tra La La La La, La La La La.
And, 'tis the season of mulled wine too.
A couple of years ago I was in a theatre tour during December. On the first day of rehearsal in November, one of the other actors mentioned mulled wine.
"I love mulled wine" I said.
"Wait until 20th December." They said. "By that time you will have had mulled wine and mince pies nearly every evening for a month. You won't love it by then."
I wasn't completely convinced that being offered a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie after all the shows would put me off. But, after 30 shows, I did begin to see their point. However, the human mind has an amazing capacity for forgetting, and sure enough, by last Christmas I once more loved mulled wine and mince pies.
So much so in fact, that I even created a new mulled wine recipe of my own. Mulled wine with a twist. Ginger mulled wine, which, with the added ingredient of whisky, has quite a kick. Now, assuming that you like ginger and whisky, this is one you will love. It is especially good on cold winter days, as the ginger warms your whole soul.