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Merlot Glühwein
Merlot Glühwein
Place in the Sun
Place in the Sun
Place in the Sun Merlot NV
Place in the Sun Merlot NV

Easy-to-make Glühwein with Place in the Sun Merlot this winter

RECIPES

Issued by DKC on behalf of Place in the Sun Wines - Jun 8th 2016, 13:57

Warm up this winter while the sun's away with Place in the Sun Merlot. Its bright fresh berry tastes with a hint of oak respond deliciously to some traditional Glühwein spicing. Heart-warming to drink, the wine offers the added bonus of doing good for others.

Place in the Sun pays a premium for the Devon Valley, Stellenbosch fruit it sources for the range. The money goes towards social upliftment projects for the farm workers involved in tending and harvesting the wines.
Since the brand's launch in 2010, the premiums have paid for educational, nutritional, health, and recreation initiatives for the workers and their families.

Place in the Sun Merlot is available from the Fairtrade South Africa online store, www.fairtrade.org.za as well as other well-known liquor stockists and retails for between R58 to R65 for a 750ml bottle.

Serves 4

Ingredients

½ orange, sliced
½ lemon, sliced
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 cloves
1 star anise spice
¼ cup sugar
200 ml water
750 ml Place in the Sun Merlot
2 Tablespoons brandy to taste (optional)

Method

· In a large pot, combine the orange and lemon slices, cinnamon stick, cloves, anise spice, sugar, and water.
· Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar.
· Once the sugar and spices have infused into the water, turn the heat down to a low temperature and pour in the Place in the Sun Merlot as well as the brandy (if using) while stirring the mixture.
· Heat until steaming and then remove from heat. Do not boil the Glühwein as this will result in the alcohol evaporating.
· Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water (cold glasses will break) with lemon slices or cinnamon sticks for decoration.
· If there is leftover Glühwein after 1 hour of making it, remove the orange and lemon slices so they do not impart a bitter taste. Store any leftover Glühwein in a glass container at room temperature and consume within two days.

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