Holidays in Spain are surprisingly diverse. The country can offer the curious traveler both sunny beaches and snow-covered ski slopes, and, of course, tasting the best dishes of its excellent cuisine. Moreover, any Spanish meal is certainly accompanied by wine, the varieties of which in the country in the Pyrenees, there is a great variety. The best drinks in Spain are sangria and sherry, and bringing them as a gift to family and friends is a great idea when choosing souvenirs.
When crossing the Spanish border in both directions, it is important to adhere to customs regulations that limit the amount of alcohol imported. You should not take with you on vacation more than a liter of strong alcohol and more than two - wine, especially since the prices for such products in Spain are much lower than in Russia. Fans of light drinks can buy excellent examples of table, dry and fortified wines there at prices not exceeding 5 euros (as of 2014), and lovers of strong alcohol will not fail to take the chance to taste excellent whiskey or brandy for no more than 20 euros per bottle. You can export drinks to Spain practically without restrictions. One has only to take into account the import customs regulations at home.
National drink of Spain
Choosing the main national drink of Spain among all the variety is not an easy task. This honorary title is claimed by sherry, sangria, and wines, which have their own taste and color in each province. They are delivered to the table of the Spaniards and produced for export in almost sixty regions, each of which faithfully observes the traditions and technologies developed over the centuries..
And yet the main wine here is sherry, whose homeland is the city of the same name in the southwestern region of Andalusia. The fortified national drink of Spain from white grapes, depending on the aging period and other preparation conditions, is divided into several types:
- Fino - dry sherry, the strength of which is not less than 18%.
- Manzanilla - wine with a special sour taste, achieved by using low-sugar grape varieties.
- Pale Cream is a sweetish drink to which dessert wine is added. Considered a "ladies'" version of sherry.
- Oloroso - depending on the technology, it can be dry or sweet, but always - especially fragrant.
Alcoholic drinks in Spain
In Spain, it is customary to accompany any event with wine, and therefore each table is always decorated with all kinds of cocktails, liqueurs and aperitifs. A jug of ice sangria helps to cool off in the heat, and a glass of good sherry helps to find mutual understanding with the locals, after which language barriers are swept away, and political preferences become completely irrelevant..