In or Out? Not our problem today as we sample some of Belgium’s finest exports
Did you know the saxophone, was invented by a Belgian? Just one more interesting fact about one of my favourite countries in the world. Beer, Steak, Mussels and Chips! Belgium excels at all four so what more could you want.
Well if it’s the Blues look no further than Elmore D. A very learned man he is a professor at the University of Liège, where he lectures on the history and culture of Wallonia but put him on a stage with musicians and he is the epitomy of old fashioned blues. Check him out on good old Wikipedia and You Tube if you don’t know him. I’ve attached a link to this which shows him and his band rocking the night away in classic style.
Of course you will need a beer to enjoy it and Belgium is the country that boasts thousands of fine ales of every colour, variety and taste you might want. Most, it has to be said pack a punch.
Listening to Elmore D I popped to the cupboard of delights and dug out a bottle of Quintine Blonde and popped its lovely ceramic top. Out flowed a dusky, big headed brew which, at 8% is just about deep enough to match the depth of sound of Elmore’s band.
It’s a fruity drink with a hoppy dry finish. It is simply, very good! You can order it all year round from a number of places, once again, find it quicker by clicking here. Get a bottle or two (you won’t want many more) and link up with the bluesy professor and you will be in a class of your own!
Oh, and by the way if you didn’t know, Adolphe Sax invented the big curvy horn.