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Yum! I'm a mulled wine convert!

N8 v2.0

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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.



CHRISTKINDL'S GLÜHWEIN

The historical Bavarian city of Nürnberg is known the world over for its famous Christkindl's Market, and for its traditional drink, Glühwein, or "Glow Wine".
Christkindl's Glühwein is a type of mulled-wine which still today is produced according to old-world tradition.

A delicious combination of red wine, sugar and selected spices, Christkindl's Glühwein is ready to drink; simply heat (do not boil) to enjoy. Christkindl's Glühwein is a special treat on a cold day or any day. It is also excellent when served over ice.
 

Ciaran

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Mulled wine rocks.

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

OGRipper

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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
 

amydalayna

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OGRipper said:
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
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.
 

robdamanii

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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.
 

Ciaran

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H8R said:
You need to find better mead.
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.
 

Ciaran

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

H8R

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Ciaran said:
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.
Like a very honey-esque desert wine. Kinda like a Gevurtstramiener (sp??) on steroids.
 

Ciaran

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OGRipper said:
Scrooge here again.

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

:p
It's all just sour grapes anyway. Now BEER. There's a drink! Wine's too foo foo. :p
 

H8R

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amydalayna said:
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.

Mm... MD 20/20....
 

Ciaran

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amydalayna said:
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.
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.
 

skatetokil

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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.
 

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.