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Glühwein 1L - the good stuff, £4.49 @ Aldi

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Much cheaper than at the 'German Christmas Market', and a world away from low-alcohol, choke-on-the-clove-flavour, mouth-shrinking, heartburn-inducing supermarket mulled wine.

This is the real deal: 9% ABV, a good level of spicing without being overpowering and very moreish.

One of the real 'tastes of Christmas' (along with those 'just one more' Pfeffernüsse biscuit/cake things that you eat until your teeth ache). Germans, eh? They know how to do Christmas.
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Curlynob
The Glühwein from Lidl is good too, and their Stollen is just the best!
Some bloke was selling cheap Christmas cake down the pub yesterday. I thought about buying some, but I was afraid it might be stollen.
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The price is a scandal. In Vienna recently and standard supermarket price for exactly the same brand (750ml), in plastic bottle was 1.49 euro (£1.25). Brought a couple of bottles back.

The UK mark up is obscene!!!


Edited By: guygrantham on Dec 02, 2014 14:31
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For a tiny bit extra it's much better to make your own. Or you could buy the Schwartz mulled wine mix (think you get six sachets for around a quid). Then throw in anything you might have in the kitchen - oranges, ginger, that kind of thing.

Add a cheap bottle of red (Toro Loco from Aldi is great at £3.49) and it comes to roughly same price, except it's much better. Plus it makes your house smell great as you make it!

Edited By: dean_brfc on Dec 02, 2014 14:36
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Nobull
£1 for 1 litre of 9% alcohol is pretty amazing value...similar to a four pack of lager! Alchies should be all over this!

It certainly is, but sadly that's not the deal. It's £4.49.

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1 Like #1
I should have said - it's a 1 Litre bottle, too.
1 Like #2
Heat as compared to supermarket offerings it is indeed good stuff.
2 Likes #3
They were charging people £4 a 'mug' (quite apt description) for this at the local forest when we picked up the Christmas tree last year.
Got two bottles from Aldi last week - also picked up a bottle of the 'spiced apple' stuff as well which is surprisingly nice!

Edit: Added 'Heat' as it's supposed to be served hot - lol

Edited By: richandpaula on Dec 02, 2014 14:34: Added Heat
#4
Had some in Germany this weekend in Dortmund. A small cup was enough but great to share to get in the mood!
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nigelbutler
Had some in Germany this weekend in Dortmund. A small cup was enough but great to share to get in the mood!

Pfffft, you're missing a trick - gluhwein mit schuss is where it's at!
Mmmmmmm......intoxicating.

Based on the recs here, I'm off to Aldi to give this a...err...shot. :-)
7 Likes #6
The price is a scandal. In Vienna recently and standard supermarket price for exactly the same brand (750ml), in plastic bottle was 1.49 euro (£1.25). Brought a couple of bottles back.

The UK mark up is obscene!!!


Edited By: guygrantham on Dec 02, 2014 14:31
#7
Let the Christmas cheer begin! Hic...
6 Likes #8
For a tiny bit extra it's much better to make your own. Or you could buy the Schwartz mulled wine mix (think you get six sachets for around a quid). Then throw in anything you might have in the kitchen - oranges, ginger, that kind of thing.

Add a cheap bottle of red (Toro Loco from Aldi is great at £3.49) and it comes to roughly same price, except it's much better. Plus it makes your house smell great as you make it!

Edited By: dean_brfc on Dec 02, 2014 14:36
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dean_brfc
For a tiny bit extra it's much better to make your own. Or you could buy the Schwartz mulled wine mix (think you get six sachets for around a quid). Then throw in anything you might have in the kitchen - oranges, ginger, that kind of thing.

Add a cheap bottle of red and it comes to roughly same price, except it's much better. Plus it makes your house smell great as you make it!

You can also add some brandy to pep it up hic'
#10
Spaz
dean_brfc
For a tiny bit extra it's much better to make your own. Or you could buy the Schwartz mulled wine mix (think you get six sachets for around a quid). Then throw in anything you might have in the kitchen - oranges, ginger, that kind of thing.

Add a cheap bottle of red and it comes to roughly same price, except it's much better. Plus it makes your house smell great as you make it!

You can also add some brandy to pep it up hic'

And that. :)

I had it with rum in at a Xmas market last week. Really good.
#11
I'll look out for this...though as there's a Xmas Market just around the corner from my local Lidl I have a sneaky suspicion they'll have been snapped up! :p
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heat just for the description !
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guygrantham
The price is a scandal. In Vienna recently and standard supermarket price for exactly the same brand (750ml), in plastic bottle was 1.49 euro (£1.25). Brought a couple of bottles back.

The UK mark up is obscene!!!


It's not mark up, it's duty.
1 Like #14
+1 for adding shots, except make mine an Amaretto :)
#15
50p cheaper than our lidl too!
#16
50p cheaper than Lidls

Use a slow cooker for this, rice cooker might work too.
#17
What % alcohol is this please?
#18
The Glühwein from Lidl is good too, and their Stollen is just the best!
#19
natsbee
What % alcohol is this please?
It says in the description, 9%.
1 Like #20
£1 for 1 litre of 9% alcohol is pretty amazing value...similar to a four pack of lager! Alchies should be all over this!

Edited By: Nobull on Dec 02, 2014 15:19
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Nobull
£1 for 1 litre of 9% alcohol is pretty amazing value...similar to a four pack of lager! Alchies should be all over this!

It certainly is, but sadly that's not the deal. It's £4.49.
#22
Nobull
£1 for 1 litre of 9% alcohol is pretty amazing value...similar to a four pack of lager! Alchies should be all over this!
its not £1 for a litre it is £4.49 for a litre?
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Curlynob
The Glühwein from Lidl is good too, and their Stollen is just the best!
Some bloke was selling cheap Christmas cake down the pub yesterday. I thought about buying some, but I was afraid it might be stollen.
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guygrantham
The price is a scandal. In Vienna recently and standard supermarket price for exactly the same brand (750ml), in plastic bottle was 1.49 euro (£1.25). Brought a couple of bottles back.

The UK mark up is obscene!!!


That UK 'mark up' is YOUR government mugging you for the difference.
#25
guygrantham
The price is a scandal. In Vienna recently and standard supermarket price for exactly the same brand (750ml), in plastic bottle was 1.49 euro (£1.25). Brought a couple of bottles back.

The UK mark up is obscene!!!

You are totally correct, but £2 of the price here is tax, plus there is transport to get it here, so weighing all that up, it's about the price you would expect.. It's a litre here and in a glass bottle too.

Edited By: zeitgeist on Dec 02, 2014 15:45
#26
This and Rum for a litre in asda for 15 Quid.
4 Likes #27
The good stuff is only £0.80p in Germany
https://www.aldi-sued.de/de/sortiment/aus-unserem-sortiment/wieder-im-sortiment/detailseite-wieder-im-sortiment/ps/p/gluehwein-1/

Mind you the in the UK the duty (+ vat on the duty) comes to £3.28.

Edited By: jsoap on Dec 02, 2014 16:10: edit
1 Like #28
What is it with people complaining about "cheaper elsewhere"? It used to be "cold, it's not available down the road" but now there are complaints it's cheaper in Austria or Germany! Well done OP, seems like a good deal and certainly the best this side of the North Sea!
#29
what3v3r

its not £1 for a litre it is £4.49 for a litre?

BorisTheSpider

It certainly is, but sadly that's not the deal. It's £4.49.

Whoops...hic...had a few too many bottles already and it was barely past lunch time when I posted that. Hic. Don't tell the boss.

Edited By: Nobull on Dec 02, 2014 16:37
#30
This is tempting! What's it like compared to making it at home with cheap plonk and Schwartz mulled wine spices? Better? Might have to test them both out... Just for scientific purposes of course!
#31
Time to get Mullered !!!
#32
Is there a lidl equivalent for us without Aldi?
#33
I was gutted last year whilst in Spain, I wanted some Old Rosie but had to pay £13.65 for 4 bottles, I repeatedly wrecked the joint at the liberty in being taken by the asking price...........................
1 Like #34
rorymullan
Is there a lidl equivalent for us without Aldi?

Read the thread!
#35
tomwenn
natsbee
What % alcohol is this please?
It says in the description, 9%.

Until you warm it up and the alcohol evaporates - really!
#36
I bought it in Asda last week, same 1l bottle for £4.50 - might be useful for those without Aldi nearby. Also online:
http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda-compare-prices/rose_and_specialty_wines/st_christopher_gluhwein_mulled_wine_1l.html
#37
rorymullan
Is there a lidl equivalent for us without Aldi?

You can get it from Asda (also online) for 1 pence more.
#38
Cold as it's not at a German Market enjoying a social drink and lapping up the atmoshere ;)
1 Like #39
Another overrated product by the Aldi customers. Tesco, sainsburys, m&s and asda supermarkets have all been reviewed as better than this and it seems Aldi like to increase the price of its alcohol nearer to Christmas as this was £2.99 a few month ago. https://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/institute/food-reviews/mulled-wine/reviews
#40
To be fair aldi stollen bites are the best and their gluhwein every year we stock up on both for the holidays :D

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