In snowy Norway, nothing evokes Christmastime like a pot of glogg brewing on the stove. The traditional Scandinavian winter drink mixes wine and port with spices like clove, cardamom and cinnamon to make for a brew that smells divine and tastes even better.
'Smoking Bishop' is a type of mulled wine, punch or wassail. It was especially popular in Victorian England at Christmas time it appears in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol. Made from port; red wine; lemons or Seville oranges; sugar spices such as cloves.The citrus fruit was roasted to caramelize it the ingredients then warmed together.The name comes from the shape of the traditional bowl, shaped like a bishop's mitre. In this form, it was served in medieval guildhalls universities.