Drinking in Sardinia…
a) Water – always bottled. You get a big one-liter bottle with your dinner and go from there. “Naturale,” if you don’t want it fizzy.
b) Beer – the local beer is “Ichnusa.” The basic model is not very good, kind of like Bud. The “Non-Filtrato” is very good. The lemon radler is basically a lemon soda. We never felt any buzz from it whatsoever.
c) One good beer not pictured here was called “Friska”. I think that was also local.
d) The wine is OK. The only one we were really taken with was a dessert wine we never found again.
e) We discovered a wild soft drink called “Chin 8”, pronounced “kin-AUGHT-o”. It was kind of a Moxie meets Dr. Pepper. Also available in Diet!
f) Summer afternoon, hot… drink, drink! Alcohol, sure, but it doesn’t have to be. Limonata, Chin-8, granita (ice slushy), smoothie (lots of smoothies)…
f) Late afternoon: Apertivo! Spritz! Drink, drink!
g) After dinner: Digestivo! Grappa! Drink, drink!