The oldest recipe for Glühwein dates back to 1834. It was found in a recipe collection kept in the State Archives in Dresden that belonged to Augustus Christopher, Count of Wackerbarth.
The 'oldest evidence of grape wine-making' has been discovered in Georgia, according to researchers. The fermented beverage is "central to civilization," said one of the study's co-authors.
In many cities in Europe the holiday season starts in late November. Christmas markets open, shopping streets are lit with thousands of lights and store windows are festively decorated.
Although many tourists head to Crete for its beaches with a day-trip to the ruins of Knossos, supporting the local wine and olive oil producers is an authentic experience that shouldn't be missed.
California firefighters have reported modest gains as they try to tackle 17 wildfires which have transformed the state's wine country into a barren wasteland. The fires are still far from being contained.
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