A 22-year-old Aussie travels to Europe. Yes, she is most likely to sink a few drinks. Surprisingly, most of mine were consumed alongside mildly-drunk family members who insisted on supplying me with alcohol!
Here is my wrap-up of the five most popular drinks which I tried on my latest European tour!
#1 Beer in Italy
For some reason, Italians LOVE beer. I have no idea why, but they loooooooooove it. Now, I am not a big drinker of beer – it’s not really my thing – but I couldn’t say no to having a few sips alongside my over-excited uncles while we danced along to Italian folk songs.
#2 Wine in Italy
Now, this one makes much more sense to me! Italy, wine – it just all fits!
While I was in Italy, I went to a wine festival with my uncles and aunt. We paid a small amount of money for a wine glass and three tickets (i.e. three drinks), and then wandered the streets, stopping at different stalls, to try different styles of wine. There were also snacks on offer and a bit of live music, so it was a really fantastic experience.
#3 Pimms in the English countryside
There is nothing quite like watching the summer sun set over lush English fields while you stand, surrounded by flowers, at a garden party. Add a glass of fruity Pimms to the mix, and the peaceful picture is complete!
#4 Beer (again) in Prague, Czech Republic
While I was in Prague, we went to a local brewery for a beer-tasting experience. It was unlike anything I had expected! I’m talking chocolate beer, strawberry beer, pepper beer … the crazy range of flavours was incredible!
Each new type of beer was offered to us in a little shot glass, just the right amount, though we sampled quite a few! By the time we left, I needed a little lie down to recuperate!
#5 Whiskey on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland
While I was bussing around Scotland, we were taken to a family brewery to taste test some of their home-made whiskey. At 10:30 in the morning, we had a couple sots of the stuff, and considering that it was blustery and cold outside, it went a long way in warming us all us!