THE NOTL LOCAL ARTICLE
Whenever this “new normal” that people have been talking about since last March begins, it’s certain that it will coincide with a new beginning for Sunnybrook Winery.
In fact, that new beginning comes with a rebranding, as owner Richard Liu and staff are officially bidding farewell to the winery name and replacing it with Ironwood Cider.
The change makes perfect sense at this time. The $4 million expansion at the south side of the building is nearly complete. That price tag includes some shiny new equipment that will be used to ferment new types of ciders.
But it’s the new ciderhouse that brings the organization a bold, new modern look that contrasts with the homey atmosphere of the original Sunnybrook barn. The central feature is a large tasting area, but there is an upper level that features a private event space, a lounge, and a room that Liu hopes to use to host podcasts. The entire space should attract more and more cider lovers once restrictions are eased.
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Looking for the perfect mulled wine recipe to warm you up after a full day spent outdoors? Look no further. We have put together the Mulled Wine Trio Pack - simply heat up, add some spice and enjoy. PS keep reading to learn our SECRET to the PERFECT mulled wine.
Spices are essential for mulled wine. They're really what give you that true mulled wine flavour. There are a bunch of spices you can use (we've listed all below). However, since the wines in our mulled pack already have some additional flavours, the recipe will still taste great even if you stick to the basics- like cinnamon and cloves. Once you pick which spices you'll use, combine them in your pot or carafe.
The next step is to heat up the wine. You want to be careful with this step since you DO NOT want the wine to boil. If you boil it, all of the alcohol will evaporate (which is definitely not the goal here). So how do you heat it up? You can heat it on the stove or in the microwave if you make sure to watch it closely. But our SECRET TIP for making the perfect mulled wine is using the carafe from your coffee maker. Don't put it through the coffee maker, just combine your ingredients in the carafe and turn the machine on. After about 20 minutes your wine should reach the perfect temperature and will NEVER boil. This is also a great hack to have your mulled wine ready and waiting for you when you come inside.
**Cinnamon - 3 sticks
**Cloves - 10 cloves
Star Anise- 2
All Spice - 1 teaspoon
Nutmeg- 1 teaspoon
Bay Leaves - 1
Black Pepper- a sprinkle
Honey- To taste
2/3 Maple Apple
Combine all ingredients and warm- do not boil. Adjust to taste. ENJOY!