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The Brewer’s Collection we all know and love from this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival has been given a new lease on life as the Holiday Brewer’s Collection this season!
The menu will please most beer-lovers. A choice of four brews is available, along with a flight — your choice of three.
But I had to try something I’ve never sampled before. I’ve always wanted to experience hot Gluhwein — a spiced German wine sold primarily during the holidays at Christmas-y German-y events like Christmas Markets and things like that. And, lo and behold, there it was!
They had a silver gluhwein warmer in the back of the Collection booths, which made everything feel very Victorian-like, indeed 😉 The holiday atmosphere around the booths definitely added to the seasonal feel of the drink.
The Gluhwein itself was hearty and flavorful. While I’m not usually a fan of red wine, the spices and sweetness of this warmed version made it taste very different from your standard wine varietal. I actually liked it quite a bit, and could taste the influences of cinnamon, vanilla, and fruit accenting the standard full-bodied red wine.
So, even if you’re not a red wine-lover, I’d still encourage you to give this a try the next time you’re in Epcot during the holiday season. Especially on those wintry December days, this pick-me-up is a perfect excuse to feel a little more jolly on your holiday!