Friday, August 29, 2008

Glühwein

A neighbour came round and gave me this photo. It was taken at Christmas 2007. I had been asked by the town to DJ for 3 hours..I agreed with the stipulation...no Christmas songs..just Soul & Gospel. It was the coldest night of the year I think. I wrapped up well...note the white gloves..and pleased some of the people part of the time.....dedicated 'Silent Night' lovers only got a gospel version. Why post this on a wine blog? Well...sympathetic fans..on seeing me freeze my **** off....kept offering me Glühwein. Glühwein is prepared from red wine, heated....and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves and sugar. It is the cheapest red you can get..is my guess...and probably only drinkable when hot. As a dedicated wine lover..I opted to have my **** freeze over before taking even one sip of the dreaded stuff!
See..I can post without mentioning Spätburgunder....oh damm...done it again. Wonder how it tastes slightly warmed?

3 comments:

Joe said...

Dreaded, Barry?! I can think of many wines that could be improved with some cinnamon, cloves, heat and a dash of sugar. I'd probably go for the g-wein in a pinch, but a flask of Islay whiskey buried inside your coat is the best way to warm up!

mb said...

Have you even tried gluhwein? It's delicious. Some cheap wines are also excellent. Don't be such a snob.

Barry said...

mb....if you read all the blog..you would know Joe & myself drink all wines..cheap and expensive....
as to having tried Glühwein...it was poured down my throat every Xmas in my early years in Germany. It is just not for me.. I want my wine 'natural'..each to his own.
Hardly a snob...or I wouldn't be answering your comments...

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