Get your glow on with a cup of warming Glühwein
BY IRIS ELLMANN
Glühwein is German mulled wine. The word literally translates to ‘glow wine’. The name derives from the red hot irons used to heat the wine across the Germanic cultures when the drink first became popular hundreds of years ago.
Although this wintery drink is very popular in Germany, its origin is actually Rome. The Romans invented mulled wine to save any extra wine they had that was going off. They added honey and spices to make it taste better. As the Romans travelled across Europe, mulled wine was spread across the countries. In the Middle Ages the wine became popular and was even thought to be very healthy because of all the spices.
The WineBarn, an exclusively German wine merchant, has introduced their own brand of authentic Glühwein which has been made according to the traditional German recipe.
This winter tipple is 100% organic and made from Dornfelder red wine. Dornfelder, a grape variety which originates from the Württemberg region, is a moderately tannic, fresh, deeply-coloured, medium-bodied red wine with floral characters. It is blended with warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, star anise and ginger, as well as orange peel and a little sugar for sweetness.
The quality and taste of The WineBarn’s Glühwein far exceeds anything you may have tried at Christmas markets in the UK, and at £10.99 a bottle it makes for an affordable treat for yourself or gift for someone special. Gently warm the wine at home, enjoy its festive aromas and share with family and friends this festive season.
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