“Hot wine” seems to be Japanese English. I should say “mulled wine”. Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices and raisins. It is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and Halloween.
Port and claret are popular choices for mulled wine. But, white wine is also used like the photo.
|On Wikipedia, there is an explanation “In France, vin chaud (“hot wine”) typically consists of cheap red wine mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon. It must not be too sweet.” So, saying “hot wine” is not wrong?
The chef had a training in France and opened a French curry restaurant “SPOON” in Nishiogikubo Tokyo. The restaurant is usually crowded with the locals.