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,…

GIJÓN DE SIDRA ’21

This yearly festival, which takes place in autumn, is a tribute to Asturian natural cider paired with traditional gastronomy, sometimes with hints of “nouvelle” cuisine. Este festival anual, que tiene lugar en otoño, es un homenaje a la sidra natural asturiana maridada con gastronomía tradicional, a veces con toque de cocina de vanguardia. Every participant…

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…

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…

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…