$20 tilted shed "graviva" semi-dry sonoma, california
$6 Isastegi "natural" basque, spain .375ml
Pale gold in color and complex with a light spritz, Isastegi is a cider is for wine lovers. Unlike ciders from elsewhere in the world, this one is high in acidity, lacking in residual sweet, and funky. Fermented with indigenous yeast, it drinks like a lambic, austere and refreshing with sour apple notes. It's most certainly a brilliant homage.
$12 BRANNLAND SPARKLING , SWEDEN
$ 11 DUCHE DE LONGUEVILLE CIDRE BOUCHE, NORMANDY, FRANCE
ince 1950, Duche de Longueville has pioneered modern plantations of cider apple trees near Dieppe in Normandy (France). They own 600 hectares of orchards with 15 carefully chosen apple varieties. The production of each variety is harvested separately and the juice is kept at a controlled temperature until blending and bottling. The resulting cider is COMPLETELY NATURAL. These ciders, of unadulterated freshness and charm, explode with the scent of apple fruit, have a lively effervessence, are refined, delicate and absolutely delicious.
$15 DOMAINE DE LA MINOTIERE CIDRE FERMIER BIO SPARKLING, NORMANDY, FRANCE (organic)
This organic farmhouse-style cider has a crisp, fresh, apple bouquet, with mix of citrus peel and musty floral notes, and fruity aromas of apricot and citrus fruits. A brisk, refined finish that lingers on the palate.
$14 FINNRIVER FARMSTEAD SEMI-SWEET (CERTIFIED ORGANIC), OLYMPIC PENISULA, WASHINGTON 500ML
$10 ABRAHALLS “THUNDERING MOLLY” HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND 500ML
$15 POMME SUNDAY, CATSKILL DRY, CATSKILL, NEW YORK
produced upstate by a local resident, Bob Luke. Really tasty and at a great price.
$14 TRABANCO “MANZANA LIN NATURAL” BASQUE, SPAIN
This single-orchard cider is sourced entirely from Trabanco's San Pedro de Anes orchard in Gijón. The cider is predominately made from the Lin apple with other local apple varieties to round out the blend.This cider has been fermented with indigenous yeasts and in accordance to the guidelines for "Naturally Fermented Quality Ciders."
$20 THREADBARE FARMHOUSE dry PITTSBURGH, PA
$20 THREADBARE “WILD & OAKED” pittsburgh, PA
$23 aaron burr cidery homestead ciders “central sullivan”, wurtsboro, new york 500ml.
$23 aaron burr cidery homestead “shawangunk ridge” wurtsboro, new york 500ml.
$12 DOMAINE PACORY POIRE DOMFRONT, NORMANDY, FRANCE
Poiré Domfront is a new appellation in the southern part of Normandy where pears are king. This pear cider is made principally with the variety plant de blanc, and its excellent acidity frame the pear and spice flavors. Poiré Domfront is made in the same style as low alcohol apple based ciders of Normandy, with 4-5% alcohol and slightly sparkling; it differs from its apple-based counterpart with a slightly brighter, golden color and (of course) its recognizably pear flavor… a truly delicious, slightly off-dry drink that works excellently as a palate cleanser before a meal or just a delicious drink on a hot afternoon.