Okay, so you could say that spiced wine is the same no matter where it’s made. Take some wine, some fruit, some spices, and drink up, right? Well, not exactly. The traditional winter drink can be found throughout Europe and beyond (North and South America have variations as well), but each country puts its own twist on it, varying the types of wine, seasonings, and fruits that are used. Even within one country — like Italy — there are different takes on vin brulé, as the Italians call it, across the regions. This recipe from our team in Venice uses simple, easy-to-find ingredients to recreate the ancient drink.