Glögg is so much more than a beverage—it’s a reason to come together.
Designed to be shared with others.
“HETTA — the Swedish word for ‘heat’ or a feeling of warmth — highlights not only how glögg is supposed to make you feel but also how it can be served. A berry-colored warming and fortifying winter beverage made from brandy, port, cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel and raisins, the Glühwein-like drink is traditionally heated. However it also makes a delicious summer drink served over ice with fresh herbs, to make a refreshing twist on a classic Manhattan or sangria. Packaged in a small, thick glass jar and minimalist design, Hetta’s Glögg also makes an unusual gift item. Whichever your preference, it’s designed to be shared with others.”
Podcast: Getting the Party Started with Glögg
“Glögg is traditionally served at the start of a party—the idea is to welcome, warm and loosen guests up—served warm (HETTA, a Swedish word, means “to apply heat”) with 21.9% alcohol it really does the trick. After a few ounces of the concoction guests have forgotten the traffic, snow, argument on the way to he party… and are free to enjoy the time with friends and family.”
The History of the Dala Horse
“The image of the horse goes back thousands of years. The magic and mystique surrounding the horse inspired people to recreate their image in cave and rock paintings. Horses were highly valued and became a symbol of strength and courage. They arrived in Sweden 4000 years ago and were tamed and domesticated around that time.”
The World Happiness Report
“The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes.”
Glögg: An Ancient Hot Spiced Wine Recipe for Après-Shoveling
“Samuel Johnson, author of the first English dictionary, wrote “Claret is the drink for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.” By that definition, Scandinavian glögg will make us saintly.”
You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing Anything
“Remember Aesop’s fable? The grasshopper fiddled away the summer months, while the ants toiled to ready their grain stores for winter. When autumn arrived, the ants refused to share food with the hungry grasshopper. The ostensible moral: There’s a time for work and a time for play.”
How to Knit a Wool Blanket
“Fight the freeze and learn how to knit yourself a blanket.”
Warmed or chilled… this glögg soothes the soul and evokes festivity.
“You may have noticed the distinctive apothecary-type clear bottles in the local section of your liquor store, full of a mysterious murky blood-red liquid, and wondered what it was. HETTA glögg is certified as a New York farm product because it is made from 75 percent or more New York grapes, but it’s entirely different from all other locally made wines, beers or distilled spirits.”
The Year of Hygge, the Danish Obsession with Getting Cozy
“Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, hygge has long been considered a part of the Danish national character.”
Glögg Before ’Nog
“I’m no Viking, but glögg (pronounce the “o” like the “eu” in pneumonia) remains my go-to winter warmer, and I make a huge pot whenever I give a holiday party.”
Can We Slow Down Time in the Age of TikTok?
“With nonstop dystopian news alerts and infinite social media feeds to refresh, the attention economy makes time feel contracted into an endless and urgent present. A simple awareness of history can help cultivate a different sense of time.”
Why Slowing Down Is Essential to Self-Care
“When we are attuned to ourselves, we know what is going on for us and so we know what we need. It’s like we have a fully customised app within ourselves that tells us exactly what we need for optimal wellbeing.”
Trending on Remodelista: How to Style a Cozy Nook
“The weather here on the East Coast hasn’t quite dipped into sweater temperatures yet, but our Remodelista editors are already thinking of indoor pursuits—like curling up in a cozy nook with a hot cup of tea and a page-turner. Here’s what you need to create your own reading/dreaming/napping spot.”
Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen
“Niksen is a stress-reducing practice from the Netherlands that literally means to do nothing, or to be idle. In (non)practice, this means “doing something without a purpose, like staring out the window, hanging out, or listening to music.”