Thereâ€™s nothing quite as festive as sipping on a hot mulled wine during those cold, wintry nights.
If you plan on having a boozy tipple to celebrate the end of the working week, here are our reviews of some of the best and worst supermarket mulled wines on offer for Christmas 2018.
Lidl Christkinsi GlÃ¼hwein – Â£4.99
While likely not as spicy as the brews served at your local Christmas market, this mulled wine is certainly a winter warmer that will please traditionalists. Not overly sweet, this rich GlÃ¼hwein is perfect for an intimate festive party. 3/5
Aldi GlÃ¼hwein Mulled Wine – Â£4.99
Youâ€™d hope that Aldiâ€™s offering is warming, not too heavy on the cloves, and alcoholic enough to chase the chill away. 4/5
Waitrose Mulled Wine Spain – Â£5.49
This mulled wine from premium supermarket Waitrose manages to avoid the trap many fall into by going down the dry, rather than overly-sweet route. With a soft blend of spices it produces a gentle heat, made all the warmer for adding a tot of whisky or brandy. Easy to drink, non-sickly and a real winter warmer. 4.5/5
Sainsburyâ€™s Taste the Difference Mulled Wine – Â£6
This juicy mulled wine is a decent offering from Sainsburyâ€™s. It is well balanced, lighter on spice than some but itâ€™s still quite sweet. A fine pre-Christmas dinner drink. 3/5
Co-op Mulled Wine – Â£3.50
Itâ€™s a bit of a cheat to call this mulled wine since itâ€™s actually grape juice with alcohol added, but itâ€™s fairly inoffensive. Co-op’s take is sweet but manages to stop just short of being too sweet. However, the cloves and spice flavours are a bit too subdued for a mulled wine. 2/5
ASDA Mulled Wine – Â£6
Like any mediocre wine, the first glass from ASDAâ€™s Mulled Wine doesnâ€™t go down too well but by the time youâ€™re midway through the bottle youâ€™ll soon develop a new appreciation for this sugary festive drink. It would definitely benefit from having more festive spices to give it an added kick but besides that itâ€™s still a decent accompaniment to a mince pie. 3/5