Tuesday, September 06, 2011

This year's glögg: Blossa 11 Arabica

Glögg is a pretty big deal in Sweden, and drunk all through the christmas season. It's basically a spiced wine - sometimes pretty strong, and sometimes with much less alcohol.

One of Sweden's biggest Glögg producers, Blossa, has a special flavor every year, limited edition. It's always preceded by much speculation, and I was pretty excited to go to their press event today. We first got to try the slim green bottle in the photo, which is an apple white Glögg, low in alcohol. It was served over ice, and absolutely delicious.

Then for the main event, we got little cups of the new yearly edition, Blossa 11. It's flavored with coffee! Perfect, in my opinion. I really liked the combination, the bitterness of the coffee took some of the sweetness out of the glögg - lovely.

You won't find on the shelves of your local Systembolaget, unfortunately - you need to place a special order. But it's well worthy it - I promise.


Neil | Butterfield said...

Sounds like a very interesting wine. I am not so sure about coffee flavored wine even though I love coffee.

Otehlia said...

Wow! I wish I could try some here. I love glogg.

BeRKA said...

What, glögg now? Blasphemy!

Kunnosta ja sisusta said...

Hi Anne,
I was also there. (coffee)Blossa 11 Arabica sounds strange, but when you taste it, you are very pleased. Welcome to visit Paulan paikka, Paula's spotlight www.interiordreams-paula.blogspot.com

Pille said...

I LOVE the sound of Blossa 11 Arabica!!! Wasn't too keen on last year's saffron version, but Blossa09 (mandarine) was amazing and I'm still using it for various desserts (too precious to enjoy on its own).

I do hope they'll import the coffee version to Estonia as well - they've done so on previous years..