Mulled wine, a combination of warmed red wine and spices, is one of the drinks that gets us right into the holiday spirit, alongside eggnog and pumpkin spice lattes. Mulled wine dates back to ancient Greece, gained popularity during the Middle Ages, and eventually became associated with the holiday season in the 1800s, thanks to Charles Dickens seasonal favorite, “A Christmas Carol” (via VinePair).
Mulled wine also has some interesting potential health benefits, according to Bustle, such as when it was used to alleviate depression and seasonal illnesses in the 19th century. Mulling spices like allspice, cinnamon, and ginger may also help reduce inflammation and even lower the risks of developing cardiovascular disease.
Even if mulled wine isn’t strictly healthy, it’s definitely delicious and comes in a wide range of flavors and styles. Aldi’s mulled wine, Three Mills, offers heart-warming and festive flavors like mulled winter punch, spiced winter berry, and gingerbread mulled wine.We think Aldi’s newest pumpkin spice mulled wine is the best way to enjoy the holiday festivities. Served warm in a kitschy holiday mug, it would taste great alongside some sharp, nutty cheddar or gouda, a pecan pie, or even a selection of Halloween candy.