Homemade mulled wine and fantastic flasks and picnicware with PicnicShop!

Hello PicnicShoppers!

One of the first things you'll notice if you happen to take a quick walk through Covent Garden this week is the incredible scent of mulled wine hanging in the air. The Christmas party season is very nearly upon us all!

While a glass of mulled wine or mulled cider mid way through a day of Christmas shopping is most definitely something enjoyed by all of us here at'PicnicShop'HQ, it can get a bit pricey paying Covent Garden prices. What better way to get around this than making, and taking, your own?

Below is a simple recipe for making your own mulled wine:


2x Oranges

1x Lemon, only the peel is needed

125g Caster sugar

4-5x Cloves

1x Cinnamon stick

A little bit of nutmeg

And of course, two bottles of fruity red wine


Pour the red wine into a saucepan. Add the caster sugar and stir until fully dissolved, before adding the cloves, lemon peel, oranges, nutmeg and the cinnamon stick. Bring the contents of the pan to the boil and simmer gently for 15-20mins. This should serve between 4 and 6 people.

Obviously you're going to need some way of carrying all of this great homemade mulled wine around, so check out the PicnicShop range of'Thermos flasks'and'Picnicware'for the best prices in the web. We've got a great selection and you're guaranteed to find something that suits your needs.

Enjoy your picnicking!