Exactly the kind of refreshing lager you want on a hot day.
Pollensa’s annual wine festival, with 40 Mallorcans wine makers offering generous tastes all covered by the €10 entry fee.
Tons of grapes I hadn’t heard off but loads I knew, but I’ve got to say, practically every red we tried was dry, beyond the point where I’d want to drink it.
The exceptions I noted we’re a Torrent Negre from Vins Miquel Gelabert which my notes described as ‘smooth’, and their Gran Vinya Son Caules which was definitely drinkable. I did also find a Porpret which I noted as being better, but I think that was more out of desperation than a real assessment of a wine I liked.
Some lovely tasty rosés in evidence though - in fact that’s now my go-to option in Mallorca as any house rosé is usually fine from what I’ve seen.
We did also have a very tasty champagne method, which I think was from Bodegas Ca’n Vidalet.
At just €4.50 for a 20cl bottle *in a restaurant* this is a bargain. A little tiny bit sweet for brut, but not in a bad way. We had this at La Font Del Gall in Pollensa. Need to drink more (good) cava!
I’ve got a soft spot for Seghesio, even though we never made it to their vineyards yet. Rich, tasty, just what I’d expect from this Alexander Valley winery, and yet purchased here in the UK!
Another decent brew from McMullen - tasty, verging on chewy. But not crazy strong at 4%.
This should be well past its best, but it was loitering on our wine rack for far too long - and still delicious. I need to remember that Côtes du Rhône has some of my favourite grapes: Syrah & Grenache
Redemption brewery - deliciously caramel beer
These Bollington beers really are turning out good. White Nancy is very clean and crisp. Like a tasty lager, worked nicely with a curry.
A bit of marketing for Valentine’s season, but it’s a tasty drop of beer, quite amber-like.