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….

AUSTRALIAN CIDERS/ Sidras australianas

While cider apples are relatively rare in Australia, more local growers are introducing them to their orchards. But creative local cider producers also work with table apples such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Royal Gala, producing Ciders that are crisp, refreshing and well suited to their climate. Australian cider and perry tend to fall…

CYSER, APPLE MEAD/ Cyser, hidromiel de manzana

Apple juice and apple cider are incredibly popular drinks, especially during the fall harvest season. But despite the fact that apple cider, once the drink of choice for colonial Americans, is experiencing a revival in popularity, apples are largely underrepresented in American alcoholic beverages when compared with beer and wine. Maybe the reason fermented apple…

A GODLY MEDICINE/ Una divina medicina

Cider consumption has drawn doctors’ attention, who take into account its many physical benefits: diuretic and antirheumatic, it prevents obesity and relieves high blood pressure. Drinking cider moderately protects the vascular system against arterioesclerosis and avoids the formation of kidney stones, while apple pectine prevents heart attacks. There was also an iron cider with energizing…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ASTURIAN CIDER/ Breve historia de la sidra asturiana

Some scholars claim that the origin of cider dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece, where the term sikera became sicera in Latin and, eventually, sidra or sidre in the Asturian language. The Romans, in their descriptions of Asturias, already talk about cider and apples, a fruit that represented power, glory and passion for knowledge.According…