Serious CiderMADE BY FOGGY RIDGE IN DUGSPUR, VIRGINIA
A seriously amazing cider, with both a dryness and a beautiful fresh-picked apple flavor. You'll find it full-bodied, with a bright carbonation and touches of the earthy minerality, acidity and bitterness normally found in a good white wine. Translation: guzzle-able.
The best hard cider is much more of an "apple wine" than a beer substitute, and this is no exception. To make her cider, Diane Flynt uses only heirloom apples she grows herself in her three orchards in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Diane achieves the complex, balanced flavors that have made her one of the country's top cider makers by using a distinctive mix of varieties: The apples in Serious Cider are both traditional English cider apples like Tremlett's Bitter and Dabinett, along with tart American varieties like Ashmead's Kernel and Roxbury Russet.
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Hard cider was the original American beverage (it's basically all the colonial settlers drank!), and we're so excited that this delicious, historical beverage is suddenly popular again. We've tracked down the most incredible indie cider and perry on the market, all fermented from apples or pears using traditional techniques.
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