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Christkindl Gluhwein is a German mulled wine arriving in Aldi stores now!
If we had to pick just one time of year we love to shop at Aldi, it would have to be the Christmas season. The fun selection of Aldi advent calendars would be enough to pull us in by themselves. But then comes the wide selection of Christmas treats from Germany!
Imported cheese, chocolates and nuts. Perfectly spiced cookies. Stollen bites. Gluhwein.
Gluhwein? What’s Gluhwein?
German Mulled Wine
Gluhwein is a traditional Christmas treat in Bavaria. Red wine is heated and simmered with cinnamon sticks, citrus slices, cloves and sugar to pick up the extra flavors. This mulled wine is served hot as an indulgent, warming drink.
Christkindl Gluhwein is a bottled version of the traditional Christmas wine cocktail – you just heat and serve.
Christkindl Gluhwein at Aldi
Aldi stores in the United States carry this ready-to-drink mulled wine, which is imported straight from Germany.
It is available in 1-liter bottles. We have seen this Christmas wine on Aldi shelves as early as October, and it tends to disappear quickly. So, we definitely recommend buying it when you see it.
How Much Does this Aldi Wine Cost?
At an Illinois store, this wine was spotted selling for $4.99. As you probably know, though, that price will vary widely. The reason Aldi’s beer and wine prices vary so much is because the taxes imposed on alcohol sales are different from city to city, and from state to state.
Why Can’t I Find this Wine in my Aldi Store?
Unfortunately, not all Aldi stores carry beer and wine. Contrary to popular belief, Aldi doesn’t just pick and choose where to sell wine and beer. The company says it would like to sell these products everywhere. However, you have to have a special license to sell wine and beer in the U.S., and the laws on who can have those vary from city to city and state to state, just like those pesky taxes.