Best Beverages Fitting the Countries
Can you count how many times, arriving to a foreign country or just resting away from home, you wanted to find the best drink offered? When trying to order something familiar, the taste differs from what you had at home? And the local people around, laughing, drink something incomprehensible. What do they drink?
The hint here is over the fact that each region is specialized on a particular type of alcohol drink and that’s why the best of no-risking is to choose the most popular drinks of the region.
Black Sea coast of Caucasus
Firstly I would like to advise you not to buy the draft beer, which is being sold almost in every corner of the crossroads. It is mostly wretched, with lots of preservatives. You better go along the option of drinking the best homemade red wine, which is being sold in all of the resort areas. Here you can find the solutions for every taste – dry to sweet or something in between. However consider the fact that the one being sold in some streets might somehow be over-sugary and that’s why before buying, you can consult with the locals – where they are buying wine for themselves. Good wine at the Black Sea coast usually costs around 10-15 rubles per liter which is a lot more than in regular malls. Manufacturers of really good homemade wine can not raise their prices high due to the high competition.
Well, of course, sake. Just do not expect from a special strength from it as from vodka. Sake has only 20-degree strength, and it’s being served in special earthenware bottles with a capacity of a glass. That is, after returning home, we can safely tell your friends about how “we took another Yasubari half a dozen bottles of sake and even crushed them out but this it wasn’t enough”. This might simply be true. However, if you drink in Japanese way -with tiny portions then it may well be enough. Drinking alcohol in small portions enhances intoxication that’s why you cannot drink too much. There is even an old student recipe: a bottle of beer can be spelt into a soup bowl and eaten as a soup with a spoon.
And that’s how you get drunk from a single bottle of beer. Speaking of beer. Those who can not live without it so much that even in Japan don’t want to drink sake – I can recommend the traditional Japanese beer with a quite good taste and gorgeous name “Ebusya”.
France and the wine are inseparable from each other. But everything depends on the place. Parisians themselves recommend that visitors drink Bordeaux or Champagne. And a word about that in order to drink champagne “from the plow” (more precisely, “from the vine”), you must, of course, go to the province of Champagne. If you find yourself in any of the Provence, we recommend to fulfill your wonderful meal drinking pink Cote de Provence or Bandol Rose. In the south-east of France it’s best to drink red wine from local vineyards. Here, literally, find out the name of yonder vineyard on the outskirts, and compare with the inscription on the bottle. They should be the same.
In addition to wine, France is great for drinking cocktails. In Paris – all the exotic: Long Island, Mai-Tai, Weng Weng. In Provinces the traditionally strong drink is pastis – 45-50 degrees, driven from anise. Locals normally dilute pastis 50/50 with water and drink with ice. The parts close to the shores are very popular for the perroke – pastis with mint syrup and ice. One of the symbols of France – Absinthe – is now banned in the country, but in the French Alps, as its replacements can be called chartreuse and Génépi – up to 50-60 degrees. They are served free, but they are strongly recommended to dilute. By the way, though illegally in Paris, absinthe is still selling.
Guinness. A thousand times Guinness. Nowhere in the world has Guinness had such gentle creamy foam, nowhere it has such taste, as in Ireland – where it is invented. No, seriously. In pubs Guinness tastes different from what we can get in Germany – at home a taste of Guinness is softer and fuller. The best Guinness is served in Dublin, you can try at the brewery. You can drink something else besides the Guinness – it will be whiskey. Ireland and Scotland are still arguing about who invented whiskey. The official version – whiskey, like Christianity, first appeared (thanks to St Patrick) in Ireland. And almost immediately migrated across the strait to the friendly Scottish tribes. As a fact, the Irish whiskey tastes milder than the Scottish one, and besides it’s cheaper. Whiskey on the island is being added in literally everything. Including the coffee. Irish coffee – is the limit of tenderness. The best thing ever is the whipped milk, coffee and whiskey. This is a favorite drink of women.
“And goes back to his room aboard the ladder / lodger, carrying grappa in his pocket / committed by a man in a raincoat / son who lost memory, a country, / hump on his crying in the forests of aspen, / if someone is crying about it all. «This is not a non-sense but rather the lines from Brodsky, after which you usually open the bottle. Grappa is an abandoned drink. It is made from marc – the remnants of grapes after they took out all the juice into the wine. It turns out such thing is rather brandy despite the fact that sometimes it is with a strange aftertaste and a slight smell of booze. However, if you suddenly find yourself in Batallya, where you can get this charming golden liquid grappa is of very high quality. At the local, privately owned plantations, grapes are being crushed with a special soft press, and therefore the overflow for grappa is a lot of juice. Drink grappa, but only if the wonderful Italian wine no longer amuses you.
Beer, beer and more beer again! Naturally, draft. A mug of beer in the Czech Republic is cheaper than in a lot of places, and the quality – excellent. If you want to fully enjoy your time- go to any restaurant, which has its own brewery. Distinguishing them is quite easy – in the first place, usually such things are advertised at the entrance, and secondly, inside there are two giant closed basins. That is, it’s a natural brewery, which is built directly into the restaurant. The quality of beer in the restaurant breweries is often higher than in ordinary factories of Czech beer. .
In addition to the standard vodka exotics, in Finland is absolutely popular for its wonderful liqueurs: cranberry, cloudberry (Lakka Liqueur) and sea buckthorn. You simply cannot find them anywhere else. That’s why it’s really worth a try. But be reasonable: Duty free shops at the border sell them for five dollars, and in most of Finland – almost fifteen. That’s why you should decide which option will be more convenient for you.