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Glühwein

Glühwein is wine that has been spiced and heated up – although not boiled! It is drunk in winter during advent and as such is strongly associated with Christmas in Germany.

The main spices used are cinnamon, cloves, lemon and aniseed and both red and white wine can be used, although red wine is more common at the markets. It is also available ready-to-drink in bottles and cartons at supermarkets.

In English it is known as mulled wine.

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5 Responses to “Glühwein”

  1. AllThingsGerman.net » Blog Archive » Politics in Hessen Says:

    […] the parties will be campaigning at the Christmas markets, no doubt giving out free Glühwein and Stollen, leading to a number of TV reports along the lines of “the economy is bad enough, […]

  2. The Monday Podcast » Blog Archive » Two more Christmas markets Says:

    […] although the market itself was somewhat spread out and not that big, we did partake of coffee and mulled wine, as well as buying a Christmas pyramid at the flea […]

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    […] Diese sind auch sehr angelehnt an die deutschen Märkte, denn es gibt deutsche Bratwürste, Glühwein, Schokoladennikoläuse, Christstollen und viele andere weihnachtliche Leckereien. So heißt auch […]

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    […] wet weather, many people have been staying away from them. After all, it is not much fun drinking Glühwein in the […]

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    […] wet weather, many people have been staying away from them. After all, it is not much fun drinking Glühwein in the […]

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