Trip Start Jul 27, 2006
19Trip End Sep 20, 2006
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One of Asturias's exports is apples, hence cider shops (sidrerķas) abound. These are fascinating bars with plenty of atmosphere, noise and, of course, bottles of the good stuff. The cider pouring is a process in itself and not something to be taken lightly. The theory is that an aerated cider tastes better and the purpose of pouring from on high is to instil the fizz. See attached pictures. (If you view as a slide show you won't get the comments that come with the pictures.) Once your cider has been poured you are expected to down it immediately in order to appreciate the taste. Calamari and cider make a great combination!
That it's a fairly strong drink and that it's only served by the bottle combine to leave you light headed rather quickly.