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! When I was a kid in Amsterdam, this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
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)