When the Culy editorial mentions the porrón, we invariably all put on an apron and we figuratively wet our chests. This Spanish glass wine pitcher is a real party number and a mess. Because drinking wine from a glass is so common, Culy investigated what a porrón actually is, what it does for your wine, but also: how you drink it. Linea recta from the pitcher, yes.
What is a porron
Anyone who is a fan of Spanish tapas restaurants knows it: eating together is fun, but sharing the same food is even more fun. It gives a feeling of fraternization and we love that. In addition to eating, the Spaniards also attach great importance to drinking together. And they don’t all mean the liters of Clara , but drinking together from the same ‘glass:’ the porrón.
A porrón is actually nothing more than a carafe . Okay, we admit: the looks are a bit intimidating, but in the end both do the same – provide us with the necessary booze.
The porrón originates from Catalonia, where people like conviviality. The Catalan decanter has a very pointed spout that you use to pour wine into your glass. Or – and that’s where the fun comes in – directly into someone’s mouth. The rule is that the wine must enter the mouth without touching the mouth. This way everyone has hygienic porrón fun. Except your clothes.
What do you serve in the porrón
We recommend that you start with water. For example, not all your white shirts or summer dresses are directly under the Spanish rioja. Once you become a learned drinker, you can switch to wine. That’s what the Catalan carafe is for. Is it actually a decanter to flavor your wine, we hear you think? No. Because although you can let the wine warm up for a while, the porrón adds nothing in terms of taste.
Maybe it’s the worst way to drink wine because you both make a huge mess, but also pour the wine directly into the back of your throat. So taste buds are really passé with the porrón. You should actually see the Catalan carafe as a fancy beer glass (like that of the Pauwel Kwak) for wine. In any case, do not use it for sangria , because then the pouring spout will become clogged by the fruit.
Drinking from the porrón yourself
Do you dare? Then look for a cozy Spanish tapas restaurant this summer. Make sure they have a porrón ready. With this you not only provide yourself, but also the entire toko a wild evening.
If you prefer something closer to home, check with your local wine store to see if they have a porrón in stock. Be warned: use old clothes. Culy’s Nancy knows all about this after an exciting porrón experience at restaurant Blanca in New York. For the time being, we will stick to an ordinary glass.
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