Drinking
A Fortune, lost and found

A Fortune, lost and found

An imposing corner building in the small Texas town of New Braunfels, the Phoenix Saloon opened for business in 1871. Back in the 19th century, the ground floor held a bar, the basement briefly housed a brewery (a keg of beer cost a princely $2.25), the garden contained an alligator pit and the back room...
¿Algo más para beber?

¿Algo más para beber?

Following Ruth’s recent piece on Peruvian food, here’s what we’ve been drinking on our way around the country. (If you’d like to know what we drank in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile, click here.)     Café Like Brazil, Peru grows a lot of coffee. The selva (jungle) region provides the perfect climate both for...
¿Para beber?

¿Para beber?

Following yesterday’s post on what we’ve been eating on the road, here’s a selective A-Z of what we’ve been drinking in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.     Agua Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay Of course.     Aguas saborizadas Argentina Literally, ‘flavoured waters‘, although that rather stingey term doesn’t do them justice. Numerous brands sought...