Prep time  15 minutes 
 Total time   30 minutes 

Ingredients

1 bottle Beringer Main & Vine Merlot
5 cups 2% milk
2 bars semi-sweet chocolate

Optional garnishes

Marshmallows
Whipped Cream

Optional spices for mulling wine

3 whole allspice berries
2 whole star anise
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
3 large strips orange zest
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves

Directions

Pour wine into a large saucepan. Stir in optional spices if desired. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Turn heat down to low and keep warm.

Combine milk and chocolate in a large saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until the chocolate is melted and fully mixed into the milk.

Pour wine into milk - if mulling spices were used, strain the wine first. Stir to combine wine and hot chocolate before ladling into mugs.

Top with marshmallows or whipped cream and enjoy!