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Top down view of mulled wine on a wooden table at Milk the Cow
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Where to drink mulled wine in Melbourne

Warm up with a cup of zesty, spicy mulled wine this winter

By Time Out editors

Red wine and spices are the base ingredients for this European winter warmer: but from there, anything is possible. You'll find mulled wine in bars and pubs all over town in the colder months, and you'll be warm in no time even if you don't have a fireplace handy.

Still cold? Make you're way to out to one of our favourite hot chocolates. If you don't like your wine warm, check out some of the best wine bars in Melbourne. 

Melbourne's best mulled wine

ReWine Mulled Wine at Queen Victoria Market
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1. ReWine

Shopping Bottle shops Brunswick East

Lygon Street's wine nerd paradise ReWine will be serving mulled wine at their wine bar all winter long. They even set up shop at the Winter Night Markets at Victoria Market – just look out for the giant neon mulled wine sign. Prefer to make it at home? ReWine also sells a syrup to add to your own wine mix, perfect if bracing the outdoors to get your fix seems way too arduous. 

Mulled wine on a wooden table at Milk the cow
Photograph: Ryan Norieks

2. Milk the Cow

Restaurants Carlton

The kings of cheese and booze pairings are taking the traditional German path here, brewing up their Glühwein with aniseed stars, whole nutmeg, cardamom pods and hints of citrus. Each guest gets a complimentary nip on arrival, and you can also drink by the glass at both Carlton and St Kilda locations. Available exclusively during the winter months. 

Mulled wine being poured into a tea cup at Madame Brussels in Melbourne
Photograph: Amanda Summons

3. Madame Brussels

Bars Melbourne

Prim, proper and served in fine china, this Madame knows the key to a great mulled wine. A hearty red is richly infused with traditional flavours like orange peel and ginger syrup. The European blend is made to share, so be sure your drinking partner likes things spicy. (PS they also do a Dirty Chai or Hot Buttered Rum, if you fancy).

4. Riverland Bar

Bars Melbourne

Watch the rowboats glide past with some hand-held climate control. Classically spiced and heated to perfection, you won’t need gloves once you’ve got yourself Riverland's $10 mulled wine. 

Mulled wine platter on a wooden table at Vegie Bar
Photograph: Ryan Norieks

5. Vegie Bar

Restaurants Fitzroy

Is there a better sight on a cold night than a crackling fire and a big, black cauldron filled with mulled wine? The heavy scent of spice hits you as soon as you enter Vegie Bar's back bar; hold the glass close and it will clear your sinuses before the first sip. High on clove factor but balanced with a good hit of citrus, waiting 30 minutes for a table almost becomes a treat.

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