Why You Should Start and End Every Meal with Apple-Based Spirits

United States Association of Cider Makers, Portland, Oregon

When certain apple varieties are fermented, the results could easily confuse a blind-folded consumer. Still ciders rival white wines, while ciders made with the traditional method are a great Champagne alternative (Cider 75, anyone?). Tannins, terroir, minerality, aroma, and more are not limited to wine (check the recent wine press; it’s true). 

But apples don’t stop at wine—they make delicious spirits as well. When you start to explore fermented apples, you’ll discover their...