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…

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…

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…