Friday, October 14, 2011

Cider Week 16-23 October

It's apple time!

Sunday the 16th marks the start of Cider Week, a celebration of all things cider. The week kicks off at the New Amsterdam Market where Marlow & Sons will be hosting a cider bar. While you have to buy tickets for the cider and snacks, the market itself is free and open to the public. Some of the vendors will be showcasing apple-based treats and local cider producers will be selling their wares. Poverty Lane Orchards will have their Farnum Hill ciders as well as unusual varieties of heirloom apples.

There will also be a free panel discussion at the market (from 3-4pm) featuring producers from the Hudson Valley and the Perche region of France. We're pleased that Nathalie Plessis from our newest cider producer, Cidrerie Traditionnelle du Perche, will be participating in the panel as part of the Apple Exchange. Look for bottles of their Cidre Brut, Cidre Demi-Sec, and Poiré (made from pears) very soon!

All week long, bars and restaurants in New York City and the Hudson Valley will be featuring cider, both regional as well as imported ones from France, Spain, and the UK. Check out a few different ciders to find a style that suits you whether it's apple-forward and fruity, still and dry, or with a bit of farmhouse funk. If all you know about hard cider are the cloyingly sweet ones, do yourself a favor and try some traditional styles. A complete list of participating bars and restaurants can be found on the Cider Week's website.

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