Archive for the ‘Cider’ Category

May 9, 2014

A Wine Blogger Explores…Come Along For the Ride

My professional life has for 25 years revolved around wine, wine marketing and my clients. Every day I’ve risen thinking, “what next”, figuring out how to best pitch a story, sitting down to write a press release or press kit or something else to help tell my clients story. I’m a very lucky man. I remain pretty passionate about my professional life. In 2004, I added a twist and started FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog as another means to communicate…

May 2, 2014

A Rich, Complex Dry Cider From Henney’s in England

Henney’s Dry Cider Henney’s is a craft cidermaker out of Herefordshire in the western reaches of England. What began as a hobby for Mike Henney apparently morphed into something much more serious. The ciders are produced with blend of traditional Herefordshire cider apples. In fact, Henney’s produces four different ciders: Dry, Medium, Sweet and Vintage. I am excited to try the others…If I can find them here in the states. Alcohol: 6% Source: Herefordshire, England Fruit: Dabinett, Ashton Bitter, Tremletts…

May 2, 2014

Top Rated Ciders of the Week

Top Rated Ciders From the Past Week Below are the top rated ciders I reviewed over the past week. They include the first 5-star cider ever reviewed here. All these ciders are recommended. Additionally, they all represent very different styles of cider. 2012 Eric Bordelet Poire Granit 5 Stars Tilted Shed Ciderworks 2013 January Barbecue Smoked Cider 4 Stars Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider—Methode Champenoise Brut 4 Stars Pacific Coast Hard Apple Cider 3.5 Stars Trabanco Cosecha Propia Natural Cider 3.5…

Apr 30, 2014

New Pacific Coast Hard Cider Makes An Aromatic Statement

Pacific Coast Hard Apple Cider New to the craft cider marketplace (and distributed nationally), but not new to the art of fermentation, are the folks behind Pacific Coast Hard Apple Cider. The Pacific Coast brand is the creation of the family behind Scotto Cellars, a five generation California winemaking family. Paul Scotto is the winemaker for Scotto Cellars as well as the cidermaker for their Pacific Coast cider brand. He explain that their vision of great craft cider is one…

Apr 29, 2014

A Most Remarkable 5-Star Cider — Bordelet Granit

2012 Eric Bordelet Poiré Granit The pears that M. Bordelet uses to make this Perry come from 300 year old, 60 foot trees on his estate in Northern France. 300 years old. Say it with me. Planted at some point around the year 1715. Remarkable. Why am I not then surprised that this is the finest cider I’ve yet tasted? There is a great deal of pride behind this bottling. It’s meant to impress. It’s meant to demonstrate where the…