National Mulled Wine Day is observed on March 3 of every year. Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices, citric fruits, sugar and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm. It is mostly alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of mulled wine. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and is often seen in Christmas night markets. Mulled wine is so popular and traditional in the United Kingdom. Mulled cider is served for alcoholics and mulled apple juice as a non-alcoholic alternative. Celebrate this day by happily drinking any version of mulled wine.
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
History of National Mulled Wine Day
The origin of the National Mulled Wine Day is not found. However, Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in Rome during the 2nd century. The Romans moved across Europe, conquering much of it and trading with the rest of Europe. The troop brought wine and vine-culture with them up to the Rhine and Danube rivers and the Scottish border with their recipes. It is also assumed that the mulled wine recipe was first found in 1390’s medieval English cookery book called The Forme of Curry. Many parts of Europe have their version of mulled wine.
Other Celebrations on March 3
March 3 is also celebrated as
- National Anthem Day
- What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
- World Wildlife Day
- National Cold Cuts Day
- National Canadian Bacon Day
- National I Want You to be Happy Day
- International Irish Whiskey Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by making your own mulled wine from red wine by adding spices, flavors and sharing it with your friends. Mulled wine is easy to make; preparation and cooking time takes less than 20 minutes. Take this day as an opportunity to make an excuse to drink even on weekdays. It is the day for all mulled wine lovers to enjoy the drink with their loved ones around. Post pictures and share your National Mulled Wine Day Celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #MulledWineDay.
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