Sure, you could make red wine hot chocolate, but a classic like mulled wine has been around since ancient Roman times. Traditional mulled wine is made with red wine, mulling spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, star anise, cloves), sugar and citrus. Different countries and cultures have their own different recipes for mulled wine. In the U.K, it's called Mulled Wine, in Germany, it's Glühwein, in France it's Vin Chaud, and in Nordic countries, they call it Glögg or Gløgg. This recipe includes red wine and white wine, plus some fiery fresh ginger.