Started a new blog just to catalogue my purchases at the Swedish selling out shop (hands up who still calls it that) mainly because I’m buying booze through layers of foreign languages and want to keep a note of what’s what. This is the first entry.
It’s been warm - verging on hot - here for over a week which gave me a hankering for some Spanish cider. You know the stuff, they serve it in wide squat glasses in tapas bars in Catalunya and the Basque Country, pour it from a great height to add air, or just to show off, I’m not sure. Anyhow it’s damned tasty and hits the spot on a hot day.
Being in a tiny town in southern Sweden it wasn’t a surprise to discover no Spanish cider on the shelves of our beloved Systembolaget. But they did have this. Cidre de Normandie. At 49 kronor it was worth a punt and sure enough it made a refreshing break from mowing the lawn but it let me down a little with its slightly metallic tasting fizziness.
Verdict: not an embarrassment, might consider again but not on my list of must haves.