Seasons Sippings: Festive Wine Drinks

10:19 AM, Dec 7, 2010   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.--  Wine Importer Roy Goslin joined us this morning with some festive holiday drinks using wine.  Roy also showed us some wines that make great hostess gifts.

For more information about Roy and Z Wines USA, check out www.zwinesusa.com.

Sweet Shiraz Mulled Wine

1 bottle Simonsvlei Lifestyle sweet shiraz
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup water
¼ cup brandy
1 stick cinnamon
8 cloves
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
Peel of one orange
1 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced

Heat the water and mix in the honey, brandy and spices.  Add the wine and turn the heat to low.  Add the orange peel.  Gently raise the temperature of the wine and when it is steaming lightly, it is ready to serve.

White Sangria

1 bottle Simonsvlei Lifestyle Sweet Chenin Blanc
1 orange sliced
1 lemon sliced
1 lime sliced
1 cup strawberries hulled and quartered
1 can Sprite
1 can Club Soda
1 sprig mint
Ice

Chill the wine, Sprite and club soda before mixing the Sangria.
Place the fruit and ice in a large pitcher.  Pour the wine, Sprite and Club Soda over the fruit and ice.  Mix.  Garnish with mint, and serve.

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