On our last evening with Ms. Yoga until her next visit, we were sitting and drinking left over wines from our adventures and noshing. I kept trying to print up a hospitality bill to slip under the door, like we always get when we are away, but my Bride nixed the idea. Between all the activity at the table, she was also up and down trying to finish packing. I mention all of this, because on her business activities she was given a bottle of wine, that she left with us, until her next visit, as we all know how difficult it is to travel with wine these days. She was also surprised, because her contact person told her that he enjoys the wine on ice.
Weinkellerei Gerstacker Nurnberger Christkindles Markt Gluhwein NV was the bottle, and depending on the market, the bottle is either labeled as Christkindles Markt Gluhwein or Nurnberger Markt Gluhwein. Nurnberger Markt Gluhwein (Glow Wine) and this Mulled Wine is an EU protected designation and it has to be produced in Nuremberg, and it has been enjoyed for over forty years. It is a blend of Red wine and other fruit juice, there is a white version as well, and some of the natural spice extracts that are used in the preparation are: Blueberry, Anise, Cardamom, Maces, Nutmeg, Cloves, Pimento, Cinnamon, Orange and Lemon Peel. The manufacturer suggests that one transfer the wine to a sauce pan and gently heat (do not boil) and then ladle into heat resistant glasses or cups (and I would presume that tort attorneys have made that statement required). Another statement from them is “It is also excellent over ice,” and that is how Ms. Yoga’s client suggested it. I guess that this beverage is not best at room or cellar temperature. When we have it, I will give a follow up to this article, and now we shall bid Ms. Yoga a farewell, until the next visit.