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Glühwein: Add a German traditional drink to your Holiday Party!!

Glühwein (roughly translated as "burning-wine", from the temperature the wine is boiled to) is popular in German-speaking countries and in the region of Alsace in France. It is a traditional beverage that is offered during the Christmas holidays.

In Alsace Christmas markets, it is traditionally the only alcoholic beverage served.

Due to its low alcohol degree because of the warming process, children are also allowed to drink it, while eating local pastries like gingerbread. The oldest documented Glühwein tankard is attributed to Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen, a German nobleman who was the first grower of Riesling grapes. This gold-plated lockable silver tankard is dated to c. 1420.

Glühwein is usually prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods. It is sometimes drunk mit Schuss (with a shot), which means that rum or some other liquor has been added. Fruit wines, such as blueberry wine and cherry wine, are occasionally used instead of grape wine in some parts of Germany. There is also a variation of Glühwein which is made with white wine. However, white Glühwein is less popular than its red counterpart.

Another popular variant of Glühwein in Germany is the Feuerzangenbowle. It shares the same recipe, but for this drink a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and allowed to drip into the wine.



This Holiday Season we would like to share a little bit of this German traditional Wine with you guys and came up with this amazing Jelly.

Our Glühwein Jelly is filled with all the traditional flavors and is 100% authentic to central Germany.

Glühwein Jelly makes the cold cold Missouri winter much more bearable. It's delicious sweet spiced flavors cheer people up every time they enjoy it on their morning toast and the warm glow (where its name is derived from, obviously) leaves your belly feeling at ease and makes you forget not just about the cold but leaves your troubles behind.

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