Best way to warm wine?

Canai

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So anybody have any ideas on the best way to warm a glass (or in this case, a mug) of wine? I have some spiced wine that I bought today, and I don't especially want to break out a pot for one cup, but I'm a little leery of putting it in the microwave as well. Should I just put some hot water in a bowl and put teh mug full of wine in that?
 

TallBill

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Pour in mug, microwave? Pot, stove? It takes about 15 seconds to clean a pot that has only had liquids in it.
 

0roo0roo

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i'd assume it would require low heat.
boiling off the alcohol would suck
 

Canai

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Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
i'd assume it would require low heat.
boiling off the alcohol would suck
Yeah that's why I was leery to use a pot for one mug's worth.

After surveying my pots and burning the crap out of my thumb on my toaster (why would they put a hot metal thing right above the lever used to lift the toast up so you can grab it>????) I decided on the microwave route. One minute warmed a mug of wine up perfectly.
 

Uppsala9496

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Prepare Glögg in a pot over low heat on the stove.

Or get a specialty pot made for it. Pour the glögg in, light the tea candle under it, and wait for it to warm up.

In a pot over low heat is the easiest. Just don't boil it!!!! I don't trust a microwave with such a delicate item.
 

sdifox

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boil water in kettle
put glass in pot
pour hot water in pot
pour wine in glass
wait a little bit, may want to stir the wine a bit
 

Squisher

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Originally posted by: TallBill
Pour in mug, microwave? Pot, stove? It takes about 15 seconds to clean a pot that has only had liquids in it.
But, it's so much quicker to start a thread, open it up for discussion, and come to a consensus.

I think the OP has a career in consulting ahead of him.

 

dakels

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My friend would make this in a double boiler. Water in a big pot on stove, wine and ingredients in small pot inside. This way it doesn't get too hot and boil off the good part.
 
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What's the best way to warm anything? Fire, and lots of it. If you burn your house to cinders, all your wine will be very warm until it is gone...
 

WelshBloke

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Originally posted by: 0roo0roo
i'd assume it would require low heat.
boiling off the alcohol would suck
Thats why you bung a load of brandy in just before you drink it :wine:

 

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