Holiday Wine Feature: Sternthaler Nürnberger Christkindles Glühwein

Everything you need to know about : Sternthaler Nürnberger Christkindles Glühwein

There is probably no other place in the world which celebrates the Christmas holiday season quite like Germany. Many of the country’s traditions date back to the middle ages, including its colorful Christmas markets.

These annual Christmas fairs turn its towns and cities into festive centers of holiday tradition and cheer.

At the first sign of fall in Germany the open air market stalls sell delicious grilled Nurnberg sausages and serve warm Gluhwein (mulled wine).

Gluhweins have a long history. In medieval times these wines were called Ypocras or Hipocris, named after the physician Hippocrates. They were thought to be very healthy, and indeed, with wine at the time being far more sanitary than water, these heated drinks probably did keep people healthy through the cold winters.

Mulled wine, known by the German name Glühwein, the French name vin chaud, and the Italian name vin brulè, is usually red wine, combined with spices and usually served hot. Today it is traditionally drunk to warm up during winter, especially around Christmas.

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