Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cider for your Celebration
You guys know I believe in supporting local business almost to a stalkery, pretentious, extreme. Most of my favorite local businesses are farms I visit at my farmer's market. I also have a favorite local toy store, butcher, grocery store... Here in the Seattle area we are fortunate that a lot of the big name national brands are local. Hello, Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Costco? But my very favorite businesses to support are small, family-run businesses who produce quality, artisanal, products. I have huge respect for farmers, having killed nearly every plant I've ever planted, so any thing that comes from a farm be it an egg, an apple, or a bottle of hard cider are practically a miracle to me.
Not all ciders are the same, though. I have bought some that were good, but tasted more like champagne. The Snowdrift Cider Cliffbreaks Blend, made in Wenatchee, WA, tastes like apples. A little sweet, a whole lot wonderful. We served this at our Halloween party along with red and white wines. The cider was the only bottle that was completely consumed! I heard many comments about how great was. If you live in Washington State, I highly suggest you try out this cider. If you don't, they sell online, too!
This is not a paid advertisement. Snowdrift Cider doesn't have any idea who I am. I just like their cider and I think you will, too. If you decide not to buy Snowdrift, I hope you will take the opportunity to check your own grocery store for ciders made in your area!