CIDER WORLD 2020

The Cider World’20 Frankfurt Cider Fair will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, so all exhibitors will present themselves and their products online from 13th to 30th August. The awards ceremony was broadcasted this month from the Astor Film Lounge, where the best ciders were awarded in five categories. Asturian Eduardo…

NAVA CIDER FESTIVAL 2020/ Festival de la Sidra de Nava 2020

The XLIII Nava Cider Festival has been recently held virtually, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, nearly all broadcasted on Facebook and including the natural cider and apple by-products selection in camera. The event, declared as Natural Tourist Interest since 1989, took place between 7th and 13th July, being 10th to 12th the major days. In…

OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS IN GIJON/ Merenderos de Gijón

Good weather is coming and it is time to enjoy cider outdoors. Especially now with the COVID-19 restrictions, we are only allowed to have our quintessential drink in open areas like terraces or outdoor restaurants called merenderos. These are usually restaurants with lawn areas and amazing views of the rural landscape found on the outskirts…

POURING DEVICES/ Aparatos escanciadores

It seems obvious that they cannot replace the art of pouring as an ancient rite in Asturian cider drinking, but we must admit mechanical and manual pourers are here to stay. Parece obvio que no pueden reemplazar el arte del escanciado como rito ancestral en la forma de beber la sidra asturiana, pero debemos admitir…

CIDER CRAFT/ Artesanía sidrera

There is one thing about cider: it is not only related to drinking, but also to living. In that sense, we can find different retailers and craftsmen devoted to the creation of all kinds of cider stuff. From cider pourers and bottle openers to jewellery and miniatures. Here you can discover some of the cider-related…

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…