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A Taste of Virginia Apples from 3 Richmond-Area Cideries

A Taste of Virginia Apples from 3 Richmond-Area Cideries

By Annie Tobey   While craft breweries dabble in the concept of terroir, that “taste of place” traditionally embraced by wineries, today’s craft cider makers also use local products to ferment their beverages. In a major U.S. apple-producing state, ranking sixth in the country in apple production, Virginia orchards provide cideries with plenty of local

REVIEW: Potter’s Oak Barrel Reserve

Oak Barrel Reserve Potter’s Craft Cider Free Union, VA As far as artisan ciders go this is exceptional. Potter’s makes use of oak barrels from an apple brandy distillery on the outskirts of C-Ville. The result is a crisp, ultra clean – and almost clear – cider with subtle notes of vanilla, pear and pristine

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