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…

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…

DRINKING RIGHT, POURING RIGHT/ Beber bien, escanciar bien

Asturian pouring masterclasses conducted by experts are an excellent way to learn not only about pouring, but also about drinking cider. Most of the times cider it is not well poured, nor drunk the way it should be. To pour it right, one must appreciate it. And this is achieved by learning to drink it….

THE CIDER RITUAL IN ASTURIAS/ El ritual de la sidra en Asturias

For Asturian people, cider is more than a drink. In Asturias, cider is drunk and lived. To be introduced to its rituals is easy, but it does need certain study. If you want to act like an expert, you just have to know a little basic vocabulary and follow some very simple steps. In Asturias…