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.