Glühwein is a German word which, when directly translated, befittingly means "glow wine." It is a warm, sweet, spiced wine traditionally served at Christmas markets in some areas of central Europe. It is a joy to drink during quiet winter nights - or rowdy ones, if you will.
Goes well with gingerbread.
An extremely easy and adaptable recipe, there are unlimited ways to cook this up. Here is mine, derived from two winters' worth of trial and error. Do modify the ingredients list to suit your tastes.
Ingredients: 1 750ml bottle dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Shiraz.
Perfect time of year for this! I spent a week in Germany in the lead-up to Christmas last year and tried a few different varieties of gluhwein at the Christmas markets. It was a great way to warm up when the temperature was hovering around the minus six mark!
By Tim Falk - senior reviewer Wednesday, 25th of May @ 12:14 am