Hands up, who hasn’t enjoyed visiting a Christmas Market in Germany?
We doubt there will be many hands in the air.
The German Christmas Markets have become a wonderful tradition that is now being taken up by other countries outside of Germany.
One of the attractions of the pre-Christmas Market are the exhibition of traditional arts & crafts and good old-fashioned habits.
When meandering through such a market one will invariably come past the different food stalls selling a variety of typically German food items, e.g. ‘Reibekuchen’ (or ‘Potato Fritters’).
However, the highlight of any German Christmas market has to be a glass of ‘Gluehwein’.
Visiting without a glass of this delicious drink feels incomplete.
Gluehwein is also known as:
Glogg / Gløgg / Glögg / Glögi
It is a spiced, wine that is served warm and can be red or sometimes white wine.
The typical spices are cloves, cinnamon and orange peel with the addition of sugar to the wine.
If you would like a perfume for your home that reminds you of Gluehwine, then try our “Rich Spices” fragrance.
Here is the Perfume Description:
“This richly aromatic and spicy accord opens with hints of Pomegranate and Cranberry,
then flows into a warm heart of Chestnut, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Clove,
to finally rest on a base of Vanilla Pods and drieg Figs, Dates and Persimmons.”
Spiced and heated wine was first recorded in Rome during the 2nd century.
It was the conquering Roman army that brought their wine and viticulture with them along the Rhine and Danube rivers.
The oldest documented Gluehwein tankard (dated ca. 1420 AD) is attributed to Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen, a German nobleman who was the first grower of Riesling grapes.
Glögi was originally used to revive the messengers and postmen who travelled on horseback or skis in cold weather in Scandinavia.