Vin Chaud for the Holidays

vin chaud Nov 2014

Now at Café Presse and Le Pichet…our house made Vin Chaud.  Vin chaud is the hot mulled wine of France, traditionally served during the Holidays and any time that its cold and damp out.  I worked under a chef in Paris who would grab onto the slightest sneeze or sniffle from anyone in the kitchen as an excuse to make up a batch.

More famously, vin chaud is the beverage of choice for warming hands and spirits at annual Marchés de Noël, or traditional Christmas markets that pop up across France every  year during the month of December.

Vin chaud at the Marché de Noël in Bordeaux.
Vin chaud at the Marché de Noël in Bordeaux.

Our version is made with red wine, brandy, lemon, orange, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay leaf and allspice and a touch of honey, served hot with a twist of orange.   Enjoy it now and until the end of the year.


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