The fifteen foot Christmas tree is now in the middle of the tasting room and on weekends, the air smells of spice cake and mulled wine. This is a good time to offer pairing suggestions for our popular Red Ipocras and White Ipocras, developed by the winery's founder, Frederick Johnson, using an old Elizabethan recipe. The Red Ipocras tends to have more clove flavor and the White Ipocras more ginger. In either case, these spice flavors are enhanced when the wine is served warm.
- Serve Red Ipocras or White Ipocras warm or with apple cider (half gallon of cider per bottle of wine) with a stick of cinnamon and a slice of orange.
- Serve warm mulled wines with salted cashews and other nuts as an afternoon treat on a cold day.
Dessert Pairings for White Ipocras: