Firstly, You can’t make mulled wine without a recipe – get started with 4 of the best mulled wine recipes we could find on the web!

You can use any of the wines attached to this post, but if you can’t find them in your home or liquor store, don’t worry, there’s a quick reference below for other wines you can substitute.

Wines to Use in Mulled Wine

REDs: It’s generally recommended to use a moderately-priced, fruit-forward, medium-to-rich Italian red wine such as: Chianti, Sangiovese, Super Tuscan IGT, or Dolcetto; you can use other non-Italian medium-to-rich red wines like Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Petite Sirah/Durif, or Merlot. Your best bet is to go to the Italian wine section and pick a red that's moderately priced -- you're going to be changing the flavour a lot, as well as adding sugar to taste, so spending more than $15/bottle doesn't make a lot of sense.

WHITEs: If you’re opting for a white mulled wine use a dryer light-to-medium rich whites like: Italian Pinot Gris, Unoaked ChardonnayDry Riesling (German or Canadian) or Sauvignon Blanc.


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