Warm, spiced wine is perfect for cold nights and virtual gatherings!

Tassel Ridge Iowa Nouveau is a light, fruity wine that blends well with the spices in both of the recipes below.

Tassel Ridge® Iowa Mulled Wine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole allspice
  • 2–3 cinnamon sticks, plus additional sticks for garnish
  • 1 bottle Tassel Ridge® Iowa Nouveau
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2–3 orange slices

Instructions

  1. Put water, cloves, allspice, and 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks in a non-reactive (not aluminum) pot. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Add Tassel Ridge Iowa Nouveau and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Float orange slices on top. Serve hot in mugs or cups. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serves 5–6.

Recipe Notes

Recommended wine—Tassel Ridge Iowa Nouveau

Tassel Ridge® Iowa Glögg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Tassel Ridge® Iowa Nouveau
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground mace
  • 9 whole cloves

Instructions

  1. Combine Tassel Ridge® Iowa Nouveau, water, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and cloves in non-reactive (not aluminum) pot. Stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer on low for 30 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth or strainer. Serve warm. Serves 2.

Recipe Notes

Recommended wine—Tassel Ridge Iowa Nouveau

Iowa Nouveau, a light and fruity red wine, is our first wine of the season. Made entirely from grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards, Iowa Nouveau pairs well with vegetable and beef soups and stews as well as traditional holiday meals. Iowa Nouveau is best when consumed soon after purchase. Serve slightly chilled.