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The Perfect Winter Warmer!


Glühwein (Glow Wine in German) – reminiscent of a European Christmas and Austrian ski holidays – is a hot, spiced wine also known as 'mulled wine' or 'spiced wine'. It consists of wine and spices heated to just below boiling point before drinking.

Mulled wines are an ancient drink with a long history dating back to as far as 500BC where spices and herbs were added to wine for health reasons as well as to improve the taste. In Australia it is known as a very tasty drink that warms up the body and is popular in the snowfields, and for that matter anywhere cold!

Ingredients (for 10 people): • 2 bottles of good quality red wine • 2 cups of water • 6 cloves • 2 cinnamon sticks • 2 oranges – cut into bite-size pieces • Oranges for decoration

Directions: 1. Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to boil. For additional taste cut 2 oranges into bite-size pieces and add to the wine. 2. Let simmer. 3. Remove cloves and cinnamon stick before serving it into lightly pre-warmed glasses. Decorate glasses with an orange slice.

Enjoy and drink responsibly!

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