With its warm temperature, spiced flavour and traditional red wine base, mulled wine has to be one of the most comforting winter drinks around. If the cold evenings are starting to affect your mood, we suggest wrapping yourself in a blanket and whipping up this tasty classic to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Below we have included an easy, step-by-step recipe guide on how to craft this delicious beverage, as well as some greatbottleshops in Newcastle where you can grab a fantastic bottle of red!

Mulled Wine

Hot and delicious - mulled wine
Hot and delicious – mulled wine


-1 bottle of premium red wine
– 1 slice orange
– 1/4 cup of honey or brown sugar
– 2 cinnamon sticks
– 4 whole cloves
– 1 vanilla bean, halfed


Place the honey, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla bean and sliced orange into a saucepan over low heat, with one cup of cold water. Cook and stir for around three minutes and then add the wine. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to the boil. Strain into heatproof glasses, garnish with orange, and serve.
Now you’ve got the recipe, all you need to do is get the ingredients. Apart from the wine, you’ll be able to find everything from your local convenience store. We have included a few local Newcastle bottleshops that are able to provide the perfect red for your mulled wine creation!

Islington Liquor
Looking for the right bottle to rustle up the perfect mulled wine? We suggest you hurry on down to Islington Liquor. This friendly bottleshop in the heart of Islington provides individuals with a diverse selection of beverages, from beer and wine to spirits and liquors. Mulled wine is best made with a full-bodied red wine, so ask the team at Islington Liquor what they would recommend.
Where: 110 Maitland Road Islington NSW 2296
Express Liquor
Providing Newcastle locals with a superb range of alcohol and friendly service, Express Liquor really is one of the best bottleshops around. If you’re a little lost on what bottle to buy for tonight’s mulled wine, we suggest asking the knowledgeable staff at this fully-stocked liquor store exactly what they would recommend. Regardless of whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a vino novice, wander down to Express Liquor on Hunter Street for the perfect bottle of red today.
Where: 516 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300
Rowies Liquor
If you’re looking for a diverse selection of wines, beers, spirits and liquors, head straight down to Rowies Liquor. Located on the popular Hunter Street, this friendly bottleshop is a popular choice with both locals and visitors to Newcastle. Whether you’re after a classic bottle of red or a crisp white wine, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for at Rowies Liquor. Not too sure what bottle to pick for your mulled wine? Ask the super friendly team at this Newcastle bottleshop who will be more than willing to help you out!
Where: 55 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300
Are you a fan of hot alcoholic drinks and want to find a few more recipes? Click here to check out our guide to the perfect hot toddy.
Have you got a favourite bottleshop in Newcastle that we haven’t mentioned? We’d love to know about it!