Germans deprived of mulled wine in Christmas lockdown


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  • Sunday, 13 Dec 2020

People hold cups of mulled wine on the street as the restaurants and bars have to stay closed due to the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rules in Berlin, Germany, December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's tightened lockdown measures have eliminated one remnant of seasonal frivolity: "Gluehwein" or mulled wine, a staple of Christmas markets usually served in steaming mugs on cold days in town squares round the nation.

A blanket outdoor alcohol ban, starting mid-week, was announced on Sunday among measures to curb the coronavirus second wave.

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