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“Gluehwein” is a spicy mulled red wine that’s associated with the Christmas holidays in Germany. The word appears in the OED (with an umlauted u instead of “ue”). Translated literally, “gluehwein” means “glow wine,” and the latter phrase is sometimes used as a calque in English. However, people often translate just the second half of the German compound, producing the delightfully infelicitous “glue wine.”
The popular drink is called “Glue-wine”. It tastes more like glue, than wine. (PS-they don’t spell it that way.)
http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:9SVu … e%22&hl=en
I start off on December 23rd by drinking some spiked glue wine with some buddies.
Pears gratinated with chocolate sabayon and white glue wine ice
http://www.amcham.bg/cgi-bin/e-cms/vis/ … 070&p=0016
This year the Bazaar will, as always, feature wonderful food from many parts of the world, as well as wine and glue wine. You will also find great gifts and handicrafts for the holiday season.
http://www.diplomatie.be/romenl/default … content=12
Third Course: Young turkey dodine, roast jus, chestnut ravioli, jerusalem artichokes
or Venison loin poached in glue wine, roasted pear grand veneur sauce, wild apple shaving
http://www.donrockwell.com/lofiversion/ … t1130.html
Last edited by patschwieterman (2005-12-29 01:26:29)