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Yum! I'm a mulled wine convert!

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    MizN8 and I hosted some of our biking buddies at our place Sat night and along with the steaks, smashed taters, yadda, yadda... we have a couple bottles of mulled wine (Christkindl Glühwein.) which one of our friends brought to share.

    They purchased it at the Class 6 store. It is from Germany and it was damn good! I never had hot wine before but I am a convert.



     

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  2. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Mulled wine rocks.

    Ever had a nice honey mead? (While we're on the subject of medieval and older drinks)
     
  3. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    the one time i tried mead, it tasted like strong, flat, champagne.
     
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    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Not a big fan of mulled wine but I've never tried any from Germany. Don't really like lots of spices in my wine and I don't like it hot. So bah humbug. :D
     
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    that's not very festive, now is it?

    i on the other hand dig the mulled wine. i've never purchased it w/ the spices already in it... i just take an inexpensive wine and just heat it up and add the spices. very wintery.
     
  6. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    You need to find better mead.
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Um, just FYI....real gluhwein is NOT just wine, oir not supposed to be.

    TRUE German gluhwein, the kind served in the street fairs (Nordhausen area is where I've experienced this) is a mix of wine and other liquors (primarily brandy). About 2 glasses and you're staying the night.
     
  8. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I would second that. Mead should smell strong, but go down smooooooooooooooooooooooth with a hint of honey sweetness. :drool:

    Mulled wine seems to work best at holidy parties.
     
  9. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    then it's settled. i'll head down to Joe's House of Mead after work tonight and browse their voluminous selection. :dancing: :D
     
  10. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    There is a sever shortage of mead in this country.

    With the exception of the bottle we found in Ireland all the mead I have tried has been home made.
     
  11. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Like a very honey-esque desert wine. Kinda like a Gevurtstramiener (sp??) on steroids.
     
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    Scrooge here again.

    Keep your damn potpourri out of my wine!! :mumble:

    :p
     
  13. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    It's all just sour grapes anyway. Now BEER. There's a drink! Wine's too foo foo. :p
     
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    poo poo on you. i'm not saying i don't dig the beer, but i prefer a tasty glass of port after dinner any day.
    mmmmmm. port.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Mm... MD 20/20....
     
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    the peaches and cream variety, yes?
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I had a friend named Maddog...
     
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    He's still around, but he stopped drinking MD20/20
     
  19. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I have tried and tried to like wine. I would love to be able to take the wife to a romantic dinner and share a bottle of wine. Beer just doesn't have that romantic touch that wine does... but try as I might the only time I was able to drink wine was when a friend and I wanted to get drunk bad and the only thing her parents had was wine. We poured it over ice and it was drinkable. :D

    For some reason I just don't like wine.
     
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    We had a bum wine party out here this weekend. It was pretty ugly. That stuff gave me a full day hangover, and I was one of the more "moderate" drinkers at this event. We had MD 20/20, Night Train, Cisco, Thunderbird, all the classics. I would say a third of the people at the party threw up before the night was over, and another third was blacked out by 10:30. That stuff just ruins you. One of my buddies woke up wearing only one sock and his boxers, and still cant find the rest of his clothes.
     
  21. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I like mulled cider...........

    Not so much the mulled wine, though.
     
  22. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i love mulled wine. i didn't know you could get it in a bottle though. i make it myself.
     
  23. narlus

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    JBP's post reminded me of this thread. i had some gl&#246;gi last week in finland, and it was a-ok.

    here's a recipe if anyone wants to give it a try:

    Agnostica gl&#246;gi
    1 bottle red wine
    2-3 tablespoons Madeira (optional)
    1/2 cup raw sugar, or to taste
    1/3 cup raisins
    2-3 sticks cinnamon (break them for more flavor)
    5-6 whole cloves
    peelings of 1 orange
    1/4 cup blanched, slivered almonds
    1/4 cup vodka or rum to spike it up (optional, but encouraged)

    In a large kettle, combine all the ingredients except the vodka (or rum). Heat slowly, until the drink is steaming hot. Stir every now and then, and taste with a spoon whenever you feel like it. Do not let the drink get even close to boiling. Just keep it warm. Before serving, add vodka/rum if you wish. Servings: 1 to 6.

    Raisins and almonds should be served in the bottom of each glass. You can add them last if it's easier.