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Gluhwein really ties up the best of the season: warm spices, good wine, and made in large batches to share with your friends and family. Gluhwein can be traced back to the 15th century and continues to be a favorite in Germany and many other European countries. The name literally translates to “smoldering wine”, a reference to the hot temperature of the wine when served. Gluhwein is great for Christmas parties and as a gift- just follow this simple recipe!
Combine your wine and sugar in a large vessel over medium heat.
Once the wine is warm but not boiling, crush your cardamom pods and add to the wine along with cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and orange slices.
Simmer over low or medium heat for 30 minutes but make sure that the wine doesn’t boil.
Turn off the heat and add your garnishes like chopped almonds or raisins.
Serve warm with Christmas cookies!
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