Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine', is the Dutch version of the German gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety, this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam, for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Watch how to make your own warming mulled wine - including a non-alcoholic version - in our How to make mulled wine video
This recipe is a favourite in our family for cold days and tradtionnal drunk on new years eve. One advice: use a stick of cinnamon, instead of groud cinnamon: it's easy to remove and the smell and taste is better. Instead of what one of the reviews says: don't use wine that is too cheap or young. It urnes into 'vinegar' easily. - 10 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
We had this on Sinterklaas Day, and really enjoyed it (my husband is dutch). We used a cheap burgandy - great use for cheap wine! - 08 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Quite delicious. The wine was a lot stronger than I expected-went straight to my head! Great addition at Christmas. - 20 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)