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Celebrate the Season with Gluhwein

Gluhwein (aka Glow Wine) is a spiced mulled wine traditionally enjoyed strolling through German Christmas markets or après ski. Served hot, this cozy holiday libation will warm you from the inside out.

A Holiday Tradition

Gluhwein (aka spiced mulled wine) is Germany’s favorite winter drink. This cherished German tradition originated in Nürnberg Christkindl-Markt, the country’s renowned Christmas market. These days, Gluhwein is enjoyed all over Europe—from open-air markets to mountain lodges après ski drinks.

What is Gluhwein?

Gluhwein means "glow wine," which perfectly suits its status as winter's coziest libation. This aromatic holiday drink is made of sweetened red wine mulled with spices like ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and citrus. Served warm and wafting with spicy seasonal scents, Gluhwein might just be the perfect holiday bev.

How to enjoy Gluwein

We carry two ready-made Gluhwein wines from two exclusive brands: Gerstacker and Winersaison. To prepare, simply pour Gluhwein into a sauce pan and warm on the stove or in the microwave. To enhance the flavor—and up the spice factor—add cinnamon sticks, orange slices and honey. Serve hot in your favorite holiday ceramic mug.