Rating: 2 sheets to the wind
Notes: It’s an OK beer. At $6 – $8 US a can, it was way too expensive, but in the remote islands of French Polynesia it was the only game in town.
Vin de Tahiti (white)
Type: Wine (white)
Website: Their website is down as we post this but the address is http://www.vindetahiti.pf We’d suggest googling them for a phone number as we just walked up and found that the winery is closed from March every year! Only reason we got inside is that someone happened to be there doing paperwork and it was Greg’s birthday.
Rating: 1 sheet to the wind
Notes: This wine smelled fantastic. Really, it was like having a tropical flower dipped in honey in your glass. The taste was a big let down. We really wanted to taste the dessert wine (a Muscat) but they were all sold out. Still, a cool experience to drink wine made from grapes grown on a coral atoll.
Type: Mixed Drinks
Rating: 3 sheets to the wind
Notes: Go into a bar or hotel in French Polynesia and order a mango-y, coconut-y, mai tai-like thing and you’ll get what you’re probably expecting…goodness. Not cheap goodness, but tasty nonetheless.