Top seller: Mulled wine from Germany
"Many people think that mulled wine is always sweet and sticky, and that you will have a bad hangover next day," says food technology student Sarah Schmitt from the Mosel region (Konz, near Trier).
This is not the case with higher-quality mulled wine produced by winegrowers. "You shouldn't get a headache from that if you don't overdo it," Schmitt says.
She does not plan on drinking more than one mug of mulled wine at a time. "Then I switch to the (alcohol-free) children's version," she says. "My favourite mulled wine is made with Riesling, with cinnamon and oranges and a little bit of sugar added," the 20-year-old winegrower's daughter said after her coronation as mulled wine queen on tuesday.