10 to 14servings
By Rick Rodgers
The bitter cold winter weather makes mulled wine a coffeehouse staple that stays on the menu until springtime warmth is well established. It is served from stands at the outdoor Christmas markets throughout Vienna—a necessary evil if ever there was one. The hint of vanilla in this version makes it extraordinary.
There are a few caveats to making great Glühwein. First, start with a fruity wine that’s not too dry or full-bodied. Be sure to use a nonreactive pot (stainless steel or ena