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….

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…

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…

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…

NEW CIDER STAMPS & POSTMARKS/ Nuevos sellos y matasellos sidreros

The Spanish Postal Service will dedicate a miniature sheet to cider and broad beans, two of the Asturian landmarks, as part of the “Gastronomy, Protected Designation of Origin” series. It will be released on 20th March with a 3-euro face value. Envelopes with the postmark of First Day of Emission will be presented at noon…

EDIBLE CIDER/ Sidra para comer

Nowadays, there are many ways to enjoy cider, not only by drinking it. It is obviously not the same, but loads of products are offered to please the sweet-toothed people’s palate. Villa Melba, Aramburu, Don Ramiro and La Fabariega, which uses cider from Los Gemelos cidermill, offer their artisan apple and natural cider jelly. Cider…