NEW ASTURIAN CIDER AWARDS/ Nuevos premios para las sidras asturianas

GLINTCAP 2021 In the 15th annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, celebrated from 28th to 30th July in Michigan (USA), these were the Asturian cider awards: GOLD MEDALS:⦁ Natural Cider M. Busto, Mayador (Best in Class, Natural Cider)⦁ 1898, El Gaitero (Ice Cider)SILVER MEDALS:⦁ Pomarina Brut, El Gaitero (Heritage Cider, Dry)⦁ Spring Cider…

UNRACKED CIDERS/ Sidras sin trasegar

Unracked ciders are bottled on their lees. These are early, much cloudier and raw looking ciders, which follow the traditional cidermaking. They are usually released in May and produced as a limited edition which lasts for about three months,Today, these full-flavoured ciders have become a trend and several cider mills produce their own.Well balanced and…

SIDRAS AND CIDERS/ Sidras y ciders

Ciders and “sidras” are a trend in Spain: 97 million litres were consumed in 2019, which means an increase of 4.25% since the previous year and 9% since 2017. And it has not decreased. As world’s thirst for cider continues growing, major beer companies, such as Heineken, Carlsberg, Stella Artois, Mahou San Miguel and Estrella…

PLAY & LEARN ABOUT CIDER/ Jugar y aprender sobre la sidra

Mayador App Mayador Cidery has recently launched an app with the aim of letting users to play and learn about Asturian cidermaking. Through this game, you can make your own natural, sparkling or alcohol-free cider and invite your friends to drink it. First, you have to hit the apple orchads to get as many apples…

MORE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR ASTURIAN CIDERS/ Más premios internacionales para las sidras asturianas

Asturian ciders keep on achieving success in international contests. Las sidras asturianas continúan cosechando éxitos en los concursos internacionales. The Swiss Cider Awards celebrated on 9th January granted two prizes to Castañon and Fonciello cidermills.Exner (Castañon) was a awarded as Best International Design; and Fonciello got a second position as Best International Still Cider. Los…

ASTURIAN CIDER ON NEUTRAL CIDER HOTEL/ La sidra asturiana en Neutral Cider Hotel

Neutral Cider Hotel is a weekly podcast where cider expert Gabe Cook (The Ciderologist), cider distributor Grant Hutchison and cider writer Martyn Goodwin-Sharman discuss on cider, keeping their audience up-to-date on the lastest news and trends happening in the cider industry. They also talk to people from the cider world, sample different ciders and make…

CIDER IN GIJON, SEEN FROM ABROAD/ La sidra en Gijón, vista desde afuera

Barcelona10, a website focused on Russian tourists in Spain through Catalonia, has promoted Gijon as a wonderful destination with loads of sightseeings and activities to enjoy, including, of course, cider. Considering that for thousands of tourists Spain is Barcelona, Madrid and the Canary Islands, they encourage us to look beyond and discover many more unforgettable…

ASTURIAN SPARKLING CIDER/ Sidra Espumosa Asturiana

Natural sparkling cider is a dry, brut-type cider, term which identifies apple products undergoing a two-stage fermentation and contain less than fifteen sugar grams per litre. According to the container where the second fermentation takes place, there are two production methods: the traditional or champenoise method, inside the bottle; and the Charmat or granvas method,…

MULLED CIDER & WASSAIL/ Sidra caliente y “Wassail”

Mulled cider is a hot punch made from apples and spices which has been drunk during the winter festivities at least as long as mulled wine and it is perhaps the descendant of a much older drink called wassail made from roasted apples and warm mead. Over the centuries, the word wassail has also meant a…