A minty fresh mojito no longer seems appropriate at this time of year and yet glass after glass of mulled wine can be a bit much. This winter-spiced pear cocktail bridges that gap perfectly, it’s light but the warming spices of star anise and cinnamon and the silky texture you get from the egg white make it a great seasonal alternative.
When should you decant a wine? What is the proper serving temperature for reds, whites and sparkling wines? Which glass should I use? All great questions that anyone who appreciates wine of any price level, may want to know.