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…

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…