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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cider Week Virginia - Celebrate the Revival

Did you know that there is now nine cideries operating in the Commonwealth of Virginia? Until very recently, I thought there was only three; but it appears cider making is growing as rapidly as wine and beer. Now the industry has its own week, Cider Week Virginia, starting Friday November 9th through Sunday November 18th. During this period you can celebrate the historic tradition of Virginia cider making, learn about unique apple varieties such as the Albemarle Pippin or Graniwinkle, and most importantly, sample some excellent hard cider. Most of the events occur in Charlottesville and Richmond, but there are a few hosted in other regions. For Washington D.C. readers, there are two events in our area, the first, a Cider Dinner at Birch & Barley on the 12th and the second, a tasting at Norm's Beer & Wine on the 17th. But check out the events page for all options. Here is a list of Virginia Cideries and check out our videos featuring Foggy Ridge Cider and Castle Hill Cider.

MyJoogTV Episode 9: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band @ Foggy Ridge Cider:
 

VirginiaWineTV Winemaker Series: Castle Hill Cider & Kvevri:

1 comment:

Diane Flynt said...

Thanks for the shout out for CiderWeekVA. Many events are free and we hope to expose cider enthusiasts to Farm Cider, as opposed to Factory Cider. And the many cider dinners...at The Whiskey Jar, C&O, Hill & Holler, Birch & Barley, Local Roots, Harvest Table and more will showcase cider's versatility when paired with food. Plus folks will have many chances to chat with cidermakers all week. Thanks again for calling attention to artisan cider!