AUSTRALIAN CIDERS/ Sidras australianas

While cider apples are relatively rare in Australia, more local growers are introducing them to their orchards. But creative local cider producers also work with table apples such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Royal Gala, producing Ciders that are crisp, refreshing and well suited to their climate. Australian cider and perry tend to fall…

DECALOGUE OF THE CIDER POURER/ Decálogo del escanciador

Pourers must observe an upright, but not rigid posture. 2. The arm which holds the bottle must be stretched up above the head. 3. The arm which holds the glass must be stretched down to the centre of the pourer’s body. 4. The bottle must be held with the index, middle and ring fingers in…

CYSER, APPLE MEAD/ Cyser, hidromiel de manzana

Apple juice and apple cider are incredibly popular drinks, especially during the fall harvest season. But despite the fact that apple cider, once the drink of choice for colonial Americans, is experiencing a revival in popularity, apples are largely underrepresented in American alcoholic beverages when compared with beer and wine. Maybe the reason fermented apple…

NEW CIDER STAMPS & POSTMARKS/ Nuevos sellos y matasellos sidreros

The Spanish Postal Service will dedicate a miniature sheet to cider and broad beans, two of the Asturian landmarks, as part of the “Gastronomy, Protected Designation of Origin” series. It will be released on 20th March with a 3-euro face value. Envelopes with the postmark of First Day of Emission will be presented at noon…

CIDER WOMEN/ Las Mujeres de la Sidra

Cider Women is a British new pan-industry and consumer group formed in 2019 designed to champion the role of women in cider, facilitating peer support and networking for self-identity awareness. Their aim is to raise the profile of women in the world of cider, to welcome all who are interested, not just those who produce…

EDIBLE CIDER/ Sidra para comer

Nowadays, there are many ways to enjoy cider, not only by drinking it. It is obviously not the same, but loads of products are offered to please the sweet-toothed people’s palate. Villa Melba, Aramburu, Don Ramiro and La Fabariega, which uses cider from Los Gemelos cidermill, offer their artisan apple and natural cider jelly. Cider…

CIDER THROUGH MEMORY/ Sidra en el recuerdo

Sparkling or champagne cider is not new in Asturias, as it  started being produced in the XIX century to be exported in overseas trade. And, though some of the best known brands are still active, like El Gaitero or Mayador, some others are in our memories in the form of beautiful old advertising, both in…

A WORLD OF CIDER/ Un mundo de sidra

Cider is a beverage made all over the world and from many different ingredients that provide for a range of flavours and styles; from tart and dry to sweet and rich, clear or cloudy, still or fizzy. Apart from the amazing varieties found in Asturian cider, different countries offer different cider drinking experiences. While English…

CIDER BETWEEN TWO SPRINGS/ Sidra entre dos primaveras

The cycle of our most typical drink takes place during the months between two springs. Once the pumares (apple trees) blossom, the process culminating with the tasting in the llagar (cider press-house) or chigre (cider bar) starts. Before pouring a culín (glass of cider), the following must happen: PICKING: Pañar the apples. The picking season…