Best Finnish Glögi

7 12 2012

Wine reviews is proud to present best Finnish Glögi (glögg, mulled wine) available at Alko! In Finland it is a must to enjoy mulled wine at least once in December. -10 C – -30 C degrees frost makes it tempting because beverage must be warm. You also add some raisins and almonds; excellent appetizer before dinner.

The best mulled wine is Perinteinen Punaviiniglögi (Traditional Red mulled wine). This mulled wine is most affordable in Alko but it brings the best out of the Christmas. There are dozen different mulled wines available at Alko, but most of them are too sweet and taste synthetic.

Appearance of the bottle is rough and ready, label even a little bit skewed.

Perinteinen PunaviiniglögiGlögi

Glögi is dark red and of course it is sweet, but not too much. Hint of tart and enough “spicy”, flavors of cardemom and clove. Simple but it works!

All mulled wines available in Alko. Prices in euros. In restaurants glass might cost almost the same.

Perinteinen Punaviiniglögi 660437 0,75 6,98
Blossa Vinglögg 611797 0,75 7,29
Herrljunga Klassinen Punaviiniglögi 656227 0,75 7,29
Herrgårds Vit Vinglögg 649737 0,75 7,39
Jouluglögi Vadelma 337267 0,75 7,98
Tähtiglögi 348977 0,75 7,98
Dufvenkrooks Choklad 366766 0,5 8,40
Gerstacker Glühwein 628288 1,0 8,90
Herrljunga Glögi Manteli & Viikuna 395737 0,75 8,99
Hehkuviini 325927 0,75 9,76
Jouluglögi Rommirusina 334867 0,75 9,98
Juhla Glögi 363967 0,75 10,99
Snälleröds Starkvinsglögg 379177 0,75 11,98
Blossa 12 325397 0,75 12,48
Loimu 2012 386587 0,75 13,98

Unfortunately only one Gluhwine available. This wine type is great and common in Central Europe.

Gluhwein

Many restaurants serve self-made mulled wine (like Lasipalatsi; picture below taken at bar before dinner) and basically most of the time they are drinkable. But still, I would always prefer this winning (by reijosfood.com) red mulled wine, if it would be available. However, recommend to try Glögi if you dine at the restaurant in Finland between about 20th November and 26th December.

Mulled wine

Facts and figures:

Alcohol: 13% by volume
Extract: 130 g/l
Sugar: 110 g/l
Acidity: 4,8 g/l
Energy: 130 kcal/100 ml (520 kJ/100 ml)
Closure: metal screw cap

Best way to forget cold winter is to enjoy mug of mulled wine.

REVIEW: OVERALL GRADE 5/5 – BANG FOR THE BUCK ++++++ /+++ (comparing mulled wines)

Another test http://nyt.fi/20121211-sesongin-viilein-gloegitesti-voittaja-tuoksuu-dallaspullille/


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