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Podcast: Hard Apple Cider.

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This week’s Blue Plate Special? Hard apple cider. Sparkling wine isn’t the only bubbly for imbibing. Cider is a refreshing alternative, and Charlottesville has four (count ’em four) cideries either in production or soon to open. One cider artisan is even producing this lovely nectar the way it was thousands of years ago. In terra cotta pots. Underground. Johnny Appleseed would be proud. Listen to learn more…and drink up!

Thirsty? Pay these fine folks a visit:

Albemarle Ciderworks

Castle Hill Cider

Bold Rock Cidery (opening Fall 2012)

Potter’s Craft Cider (no location yet, but available for drinking)

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  1. Terrific Podcast on the ciders! I’m a big fan – and in case you’ve not tried them, Foggy Ridge (they’re located about 3 1/2 hours south of C’ville – a fair drive, sadly) makes a few terrific ones as well, although I’m hugely partial to their dessert ciders. One is a hard cider paired with Laird’s apple brandy in the tradition of an “iced wine” and the other is what they consider to be an apple port.
    I picked up the iced cider for Christmas at The Wine Warehouse, but I know they also sell their products at Beer Run and Feast, not to mention several C’ville restaurants.
    How exciting to have these local artisans making such great products!
    Thanks for the post.

    February 20, 2012
  2. The Diner of Cville... #

    Wow, and a FIFTH is found! Thanks for the heads-up….will definitely head out to Beer Run and try….Cheers!

    February 21, 2012

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