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…

THE ASTURIAN CIDER BOTTLE/ La botella de sidra asturiana

We have been drinking cider for over 2,000 years, but when did the bottle of cider as we know it start to be used?Ethnographer Inaciu Hevia Llavona, author of reference about cider and traditional cidermills and awarded in 2012 with the prize Fierro Botas for his essay “La Botella de Xixon. Orígenes y desendolcu hestóricu…

“BEST BLOG OF THE DAY” AWARD/ Premio al “Mejor Blog del Día”

Ciderayalga.com has recently been awarded as Best Blog of the Day… and I’m extremely proud of it!! 😀 Here you can read my interview: Why did you decide to start this blog? The idea came about time ago, but I didn’t take the plunge, with my family support, until late last year. I’ve been teaching…

HOME DELIVERY CIDER/ Sidra a domicilio

The new COVID-19 regulations do not allow us to meet at cider bars. But if you miss our traditional drink, you should know it can be delivered from Asturian cidermills straight to your door. Choose your favourite and order now! Las nuevas normas derivadas del COVID-19 no permiten que nos reunamos en sidrerías. Pero si…

VILLAVICIOSA CIDER FESTIVAL 2020/ Festival de la Sidra de Villaviciosa 2020

Villaviciosa, one of the most renowned cider spots in Asturias, is celebrating their local festivities, from Friday 11th to Wednesday 16th September. Following the procedures laid down by the health authorities, two of the most important cider contests have been held in camera, with access control and limited seating these days. The XXVII edition of…

GIJON CIDER FESTIVAL ’20 / Fiesta de la Sidra de Gijón ’20

The capital city of the Spanish Green Coast has just celebrated their XXVIV edition of the Natural Cider Festival in an atypical way, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Thus, some of the major activities, such as the XXVII Official Pouring Contest or the Best Cider Award, known as “Golden Praise”, have been held in camera….

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…