08. WINE EVENING

I do not drink wine in Korea. But in Europe, I drink a lot of wine. I did not have a wine opener, so I had a hard time getting wine. It is a really funny episode.

Ulla introduced Glögg. I ate for the first time. It was so delicious. The best .@.@

Glögi ->                                  

Glögi is a spiced, usually alcoholic drink, enjoyed warm (compare Glühwein, mulled wine). The original form of Glögi, a spiced liquor, was used among other things to revive messengers and postmen who travelled on horseback or skis in cold weather in Scandinavia.

The production of glögi begins by boiling water and adding spices to it. After a few minutes of simmering you sieve the mixture, and add for example blackcurrant juice and clear spirits, rum or other liquors as well as almonds. Glögi can also be used to produce wine. The most common spices in Finnish glögi are cloves, cinnamon and ginger, which give glögi its christmassy flavour. In Finland glögi is usually linked to Christmas. Other common spices are orange peel and cardamom. The same spices are often used in glögi as in ginger snaps. Glögi may also contain raisins or almonds.

In Finland a number of different types of glögi are produced. Among them are alcohol free, mild and strong variants. Non-alcoholic glögi was originally just a children’s drink, but nowadays it is commonly enjoyed among adults. Strong glögi can have a 22% alcohol content.

We watched movies and ate wine and glögi. We saw a movie<Temple>, but it was not fun. We were all disappointed. But I hope that this will be remembered as a good memory.

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