Between the world of beer and wine exists hard cider. Great apple cider has the ability to transport us back in time. Before there was wine in the United States (and before Prohibition), hard cider was the drink of choice.
One sip of a classically and traditionally crafted hard cider and you are transported to the misty New England orchards of Farnum Hill. Their artisanally-driven hard ciders are as nuanced as wine and their renaissance is overtaking craft beer.
Farnum's "Extra Dry" cider is dry, dry, dry, and yet juicy. Wonderfully aromatic, it is made from a variety of cider apples (not the kind found in your super-market or fruit bowl). These apples are grown specifically for their complexity and tannins. Fermentation produces palate-cleansing acidity, New England morning dew, a dash of green olive salinity, evergreen notes, and a faint sense of unsweetened apple pie and old wooden farm planks.
What to pair it with? What not to pair it with! Roasted chicken, Asian food, Indian food, sweet and sour cuisine, and drum-roll please.....your entire Thanksgiving feast.
And last but not least, this American classic happens to be gluten free!Read More »