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1. Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and raisins. It is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic
2. Glühwein (roughly, “glow-wine”, from the hot irons once used for mulling) is popular in German-speaking countries and in the region of Alsace in France.
3. It is a traditional beverage that is offered during the Christmas holidays. The oldest documented Glühwein tankard is attributed to Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen, a German nobleman who was the first grower of Riesling grapes. This gold-plated lockable silver tankard is dated to c. 1420.
4. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and Halloween.
5. There is also a variation of Glühwein which is made with white wine. However, white Glühwein is less popular than its red counterpart.
6. Glühwein is usually prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods.
7. There is also a variation of Glühwein which is made with white wine. However, white Glühwein is less popular than its red counterpart.
8. It is sometimes drunk mit Schuss (with a shot), which means that rum or some other liquor has been added.
9. Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in Rome during the 2nd century. The Romans travelled all across Europe, conquering much of it and trading with the rest. The legions brought wine and viticulture with them up to the Rhine and Danube rivers and to the Scottish border bringing their recipes with them.
10. Fruit wines, such as blueberry wine and cherry wine, are occasionally used instead of grape wine in some parts of Germany.