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Making your Own Gluhwein

Making your Own Gluhwein

The temperatures are dropping and while you’ll be the hit of the block if you blast the heat and serve up some delicious pitchers of Sangria, a more seasonably appropriate choice would be to serve your guests a delicious mug of Gluhwein, a mulled red wine popular in German-speaking countries and the Alsace region of France.

Gluhwein, or “glow-wine” is a mix of dry red wine, citrus fruit, raisins and spices. The drink is enjoyed at outdoor Christmas markets in Germany and Austria and will bring a festive glow to any holiday party. The name comes from the glowing pokers that were used to heat the wine traditionally. This is an easy drink to make and serve and like any good cocktail, you can experiment to make it your own. Please leave a comment with your ideas

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Ten Wine Tasting Rooms Worth Planning A Vacation Around

When you love wine, it’s not too far-fetched an idea to consider checking out tasting rooms when you travel. A trip to New York City, Rome or any other metropolis can be broken up with a few hours drive outside of the city to check out some of the best tasting rooms in the world. Consider these ten and see if they align with places you’d love to visit – you won’t regret it.
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For A Unique Napa Experience Book A Meal On The Wine Train

Whether you’re a train fan, a wine fan, a foodie or a combination of those The Wine Train is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.

Housed in an unassuming station in Napa Valley, The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a culinary experience unparalleled by any other and fully customizable to your taste. The train is beautifully restored and tastefully appointed and offers all of the comforts of a restaurant plus the addition of spectacular views.
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