SOLVANG In a battle worthy of the Danish Capital of America, Wandering Dog Wine Bar took first place in the second annual Gløgg Contest at the 2018 Solvang Julefest Wine & Beer Walk Skål Stroll.
Gløgg – popular in Denmark around the holidays – is a mulled, spiced red wine with combinations of orange rind, cinnamon, raisins, blanched almonds, cardamom, cloves and honey along with aquavit, rum or brandy.
This year’s contest drew a record-breaking 550 guests who completed 187 ballots in the vote for their favorite Solvang Gløgg.
All 18 wineries, tasting rooms and breweries in town took park in the Skål Stroll, nine of which offered their version of gløgg.
Wandering Dog, 1539-B Mission Drive, took first.
The 2017 winner, Sort This Out Cellars, 1636 Copenhagen Drive, came in second and Mad & Vin at The Landsby, 1576 Mission Drive, took third.