Friday, July 21, 5PM-8PM
We’re excited to have Eleanor Léger of Eden Specialty Ciders in the shop tonight!
But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to be lazy right now and use the note we wrote a few weeks ago when these first arrived 🙂
Eden Specialty Ciders works with traditional New England heirloom varieties, as well as bittersweet old-world varieties that originated in France and England. They farm biodynamically and only press once per year, and use the natural winter cold of the farm to concentrate the flavors and sugars of the apples. Everything we tasted was delicious–and the apple ice wine is a flavor and textural dream; it takes over 8lbs of apples to make one 375ml bottle, and we would definitely hold it upside down to get the very last drop. Also, there’s a rosé cider, and that is positively speaking our language.
Orleans Cider Aperitifs are made by Eden in collaboration with Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista (who will be here on August 1st!). For these vermouth and bitters substitutes, they fermented their natural apple concentrate to make a pure dry cider and then infused with them with herbs and roots. The Herbal is infused with Vermont grown herbs, the aromas of which waft gloriously from the glass. The Bitter is infused with red currant and blended with dandelion, gentian and angelica bitters from URBAN MOONSHINE in Burlington, Vermont.
Definitely don’t miss the opportunity to try these New England beauties, they’re all such a treat!
We also want to say thanks to all the producers, importers, and industry peeps who are so kind to visit our shop and share their knowledge and expertise with us, and to say thanks to our customers who always welcome them with such enthusiasm – you guys are all the best!