Glühwein (a.k.a. Gluhwein, Gluvine or Hot Mulled Spiced Wine)
Here is one way to take away some of the winter chill. Make some Glühwein (a.k.a. Gluhwein, Gluvine or Hot Mulled Spiced Wine). The first time I tasted Glühwein was at a German Christmas market in Esslingen, Germany. Yep, I had the real deal, and wow, was it good. The Heavens opened up; I heard trumpets sounding - just kidding. But seriously, I don't understand why this is not more popular in the United States. So many people enjoy a nice cool glass of Sangria on a hot summer night, so why don't we like a nice warm mug of Hot Mulled Spiced Wine on a cold winter night? Is it possible that people just don't know about this tasty treat? Maybe, if more restaurants offered it on their menus, more people would know about it. Well, I will do my part to help "get the word out" regarding this tasty beverage with this blog post. Impressive, huh?
Check out the displays of chocolate and candy as I have never seen before.
Foodie friends look closely at the halved pears dipped in chocolate and decorated - too cute!
And, what German Christmas market would be complete without ginger bread?