Splish, splash, splosh. The Art of Pouring Spanish Cider

By Abi King | Spain

Apr 15

Highlights of Spain. Asturian cider needs aeration and locals have found that the best and the most fun way to do that is to pour it from a great height. - via @insidetravellab

A slightly sweet, slightly sour scent of apples lingers in the squares of Oviedo in northern Spain. Inside the sidrerias, it doesn’t so much linger as call up every one of its friends and invite them to a party. Sticky cider on the floor, scented cider in wooden barrels and cider, stunt cider, falling from tipped green bottles to fall straight into an outstretched glass.

Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Asturian cider needs aeration and locals have found that the best, and the most fun way to do that is to pour it from a great height. They’ve also discovered that it’s even more fun to watch hapless foreigners have a go.

Pouring Spanish Cider

Pouring cider in a sideria in Asturias (Abigail King)

The Glass

Inside a sideria - the bottle

The bottle…

Practising pouring cider in Asturias

@Wildjunket tries to pour cider…

Pouring cider in a sideria in Asturias (Abigail King)

Pouring cider the professional way…

Tortilla in a sideria spain

Tortilla for sustenance…

Sidreria Asturias

Meat for sustenance

Inside a huge barrel in a sidreria in Asturias

Drink cider inside a barrel…

No wonder there’s sticky cider on the floor…

Disclosure: I’m currently travelling through Asturias as a guest of Asturias.es

 

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