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Toast the Season with DCanter's Mulled Wine

Folger Consort is thrilled to be welcoming back audiences for our annual holiday performances. A Baroque Christmas Story begins performances on December 15 and continues through December 22.

To celebrate this cherished Yuletide tradition, we’re bringing you a mulled wine recipe from our friends at DCanter. Join them 12pm-4pm, December 23 and 24, to try it yourself!

DCanter’s Mulled Wine
Adapted from NY Cooking

Photo by George Dolgikh @ from Pexels


  • 4 ¼ cups (1L) Fruity, Dry Red Wine
  • 2 Large Oranges, one sliced, one peeled into strips and juiced
  • 1 ¼ cup (10 oz) Brandy
  • ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 6 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom Pods


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients (except the orange slices) over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then immediately reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
  2. Strain and serve with orange slice garnish.
A bottle of red wine with an ivory label that says

Wondering what wine to start with? DCanter recommends this La Viña de Bululú Garnacha 2020.

From: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Description: Aromas of dried cranberry and red cherry. Juicy without being jammy with plentiful red fruit notes, a medium body, and some subtle spice on the finish.

Pairs with:  A fun wine to drink on its own or pair with a Cuban sandwich, spicy sausage, or duck fried rice.


DCanter logoDCanter: A Wine Boutique is a wine retailer located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, specializing in sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines from small producers around the world as well as fun, yet informative, wine education. Their selections are available in-store, online, or through a personalized wine shopping service known as Concierge by DCanter. Visit them at to learn more.

Thanks to DCanter for sharing this festive recipe with us! We hope you will join them for their mulled wine weekend December 23 and 24. Tickets to Folger Consort’s remaining performances of A Baroque Christmas Story can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 202.544.7077.