Gluhwein, bitte!


A visit to the Christmas market is not the same without a Gluhwein (red wine with added sugar and spices, served warm). What I really like in Germany is the Pfand system - you pay an extra two euro deposit and you get to drink out of a real cup! When you bring the cup back, you get your deposit back. Gluhwein definitely tastes better out of real mugs  and they hold the heat longer than paper or plastic so you have more time to savor your drink. Cheers!

18 comments:

  1. I love love love German Christmas markets. I went in December 2011 and will probably go back again in another year or two.

    Hope you are settling in nicely. Merry Christmas, Halcyon.

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  2. Sounds very civilized to me! Great photo!

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  3. Mulled wine, somthing I am not sure about even though it sounds nice

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  4. warm sugary wine - ugh no not for me - a nice cup of tea would be my choice - like the look of those mugs

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  5. The Pfand system sounds like a great idea. Count me in. ;)

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  6. That sounds delicious especially this time of year :) I agree that a nice mug is better than a paper or plastic cup.

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  7. I haven't had gluhwein in years - not sure why. Today would be a perfect day for some, what with another snow storm walloping us.

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  8. Love this Pfand system and the great Christmas markets over there!

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  9. Ja, danke, ein Glühwein tut immer gut, wenn es draußen kalt ist.
    We have the same Pfand system also here, it works...

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  10. Nice black and white shot! I like the smell of gluhwein at Christmas markets but I have to be in the right mood to drink one.

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  11. In portuguese we say "tchim-tchim" (cheers)! :-)

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  12. That sounds like a great system! I could go for some mulled wine right now.

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  13. Now that sounds like a very good system for managing the cups. We have a Frankfurt Market in Birmingham, England - it is super!

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