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REVIEW: Winchester Ciderworks

REVIEW: Winchester Ciderworks

Route 522 Winchester Ciderworks Winchester, VA Back in the day you could “get your kicks on Route 66,” but now you can have an equally enjoyable time popping the top off this traditional cider finished with blackcurrant juice on Route 522. Made with fruit grown right in the capital of of apple country, this is

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

Blue Bee Cider Falls Far from the Tree in RVA

Words and Photos by Steve Deason Have you ever tasted a smoked cider?   Smoked beers are quite common but it’s unlikely that you have heard of smoked cider.   If you want to be on the “cutting edge” you had better hurry!   The creative (and hardworking) folks at Blue Bee Cider smoked one small batch of