IV SAGARDO FORUM

As in Asturias, cider is part of the culture, gastronomy and way of living in the Basque Country. This leads to the celebration of important international fairs such as the International Hall of Gala Ciders in Gijon and the Sagardo Forum in Guipuzcoa. Every second year, the Sagardo Forum brings together the most relevant professionals from diverse…

GOURMETS FAIR ’21/ Salón Gourmets ’21

The Gourmets Fair held annually in Madrid is the largest European event devoted exclusively to delicatessen products. This international fair started in 1987 and has recently reached its 34th edition, from 18th to 21st October, at IFEMA fairground. More than 800 activities and 37,000 high-end, eco-friendly and sustainable products, as well as culinary novelties, placed…

XI INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDERS/ XI Salón Internacional de Sidras de Gala

The 11th edition of the International Hall of Gala Ciders has been recently held up in Gijon (Asturias) from 30th September to 3rd October 2021. On this ocassion, 73 cidermills from countries such as France, Poland, Latvia, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, Chile, Peru, Norway or the United States, presented 240 different ciders….

VILLAVICIOSA CIDER FESTIVAL 2021/ Festival de la Sidra de Villaviciosa 2021

Villaviciosa has just celebrated their local festivities from 10th to 15th september, again following the COVID-19 health procedures, when this year’s Best Asturian Natural Cider was chosen. Last Monday, Cabuenes cider mill became the winner in the current edition among 36 contestants. The cider mill located in Gijon obtained 85 points with their DOP cider…

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…