Mulled beer recipe: Hiver comes (a-)wassailing

Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

Going wassailing (wishing good health) during Yuletide isn’t as common as it was in medieval England, but we still enjoy the hot punch that was drunk as part of the ceremony.

There are several versions of the recipe out there: Hiver’s take on the traditional kind uses their Hiver Honey Beer in this sweet, lightly-spiced recipe.

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This week’s Wine of the Week – a tasty mulled wine for Bonfire Night

Hi again,

It wouldn’t be Bonfire Night without a hot glass of delicious mulled wine. That’s why this week I’ve chosen our November bestseller as my Wine of the Week. It’s full of winter flavour, has a beautiful aroma, and, to make it even better, it’s included in our huge Buy Any 6 Save 25% wine sale (choose from 600 wines).

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About the wine

It’s a red wine blended with subtle flavours of cinnamon cloves and the zest of oranges and lemons, providing a delicious drink with lots of spice and fruit character – here’s how I’ll be serving mine next week.

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Fantastic gifts for food lovers

Searching for the perfect Christmas present for the foodie in your life? Look no further – here, in no particular order, are our top 10 gifts for food lovers.

foodie gifts

1. Traditional German Mulled Wine. What would Christmas be without mulled wine? Ein bisschen boring, we think.

2. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. The cream of the crop when it comes to Tennessee whiskey: uniquely smooth and aromatic.

3. Joseph Joseph Hands-On Salad Bowl and Servers. Simple, elegant design for stylish salad-serving.

4. Daylesford Oak Measuring Spoons. A kitchen essential that would hang beautifully in any rustic countryside kitchen. Or a stylish city flat, for that matter.

5. SodaStream Pure Drinks Maker. Style and substance in one: make refreshing tipples of all types with this Earth Friendly, award-winning sparkling drinks maker.

6. Brindisa Paella for two hamper. Bring Spain to the table with all the spices and flavourings needed to rustle up an authentic classic.

7. Bordeaux Châteaux Collection. Not sure what kind of vino they’re keen on? With six varieties to sample, this is a great choice for a wine buff.

8. Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Artist’s Collection. These organic dark chocolate hazelnut truffles are sure to be a hit with even the most demanding critics.

9. The East India Company’s Orange with Gold Leaf Marmalade. Made with real gold, this is exotic decadence that’s sure to impress.

10. Ogilvy’s Honey Tasting Collection. Give their sweet tooth a treat with these 100% pure artisan cold-pressed honeys from across the world.