26th November 2008

Sternthaler’s Nurnberger Christkindles Gluhwein

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My hubby and I tried something different for a change…

We saw a bottle of Glühwein at Central Market in Dallas, Texas and decided to give it a try with a meal we just picked up that had a Thanksgiving twist.

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It’s a product of Germany made by Sternthaler; hence, the name, “Nürnberger Christkindles Glühwein”.

Now, typically, glühwein is a mulled wine made of red grapes wine infused with spices reminiscent of the Holiday season, such as cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom pods, cloves, citrus and honey, and is drunk warm. Glühwein translated actually means glowing with heat (not with light).

It’s especially suitable for after a full day of skiing, or cutting firewood in the snow!

However, nowadays, it’s not drank often, except around the Holidays.

In Germany, sometimes the grape wine is substituted with blueberry or cherry wine instead, then infused with the spices. Many different European countries have a version of this type of wine, maybe with slightly different flavorings or preparations.

Sternthaler has a nice product here, and reasonably priced at $7.99, with a super-neat label portraying a snow-capped German village with Christmas decorations and a beautiful blond-haired fräulein, a young maiden.

It has great and rich Holiday flavor, but I know why it’s usually only a drink for the Holidays…it would just be too much to drink all year.

So, get yourself a bottle of Sternthaler’s Nürnberger Christkindles Glühwein to enjoy in front of a cozy fire with family in front of your Chrismtas tree, or at the lodge after a full day of skiing and snowboarding!

Fabulous!

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I hope you enjoyed this Wine post on Sizz Up! Until next time…

Drink Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂
CookingWithKimberly.com

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  1. 1 On November 27th, 2008, Gera said:

    Hi Kimberly!

    Great information..thanks for sharing!
    Impossible to know every wine over-there 😉

    Gera .:. sweetsfoods

  2. 2 On November 27th, 2008, Kimberly @ How to Cook Blog said:

    No problem Gera!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

    Kimberly 🙂

  3. 3 On November 28th, 2008, Kenney @ Life Bloga said:

    Great post. Sounds like a tasty evening coming up. lol.

  4. 4 On December 31st, 2008, Paul said:

    Thanks for the informative post. We have a bottle left for us by friends from Germany but didn’t know exactly what type of drink it was. We are going to celebrate New Years with the drink. Thanks again!!

  5. 5 On January 2nd, 2009, KimberlyE said:

    Awesome…I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this warm wine!

    Happy New Year!

    Kimberly 🙂

  6. 6 On February 20th, 2010, Burton Haynes said:

    Heyy, Found your blog on Bing and I will definatley be recommending and coming back to the site! =)

  7. 7 On April 1st, 2011, Marilynn Despania-Williams said:

    I love the Nurnberger wine, but not only for the holidays or when its cold out side. I like it any time, as a matter of fact my husband went to Spec’s this past weekend and they didn’t have any. I was a little upset.

    Marilynn

  8. 8 On July 11th, 2011, Kimberly @ How to Cook Blog said:

    Wow – that’s great, Marilynn!

    Do you mix it with something or do you prefer to drink it straight up? Warm or cold?

    Kimberly 🙂

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