Jess Samples Brands by Women Cider Makers
Oh, it's ladies night, oh what a night. I hope you were singing that just like I was when I was typing it.
We're back for another installment of One Sip Cider with Paige from Boutique Wines, Spirits and Ciders in Fishkill. This month, in honor of International Women's Day, which took place on March 8, we are focusing on the ladies of the cider industry.
Paige picked out three delicious ciders made by women, some here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills as well as ladies across the nation.
First, we sampled from the power duo of Eleanor Leger from Vermont and Ellen from Tilted Shed in California. Their cider, called Two Ellies, gives you a hint of a champagne or wine flavor with a burst of cider.
Next, we came back closer to home with Maeve's Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider created by the extremely talented and knowledgeable Elizabeth Ryan. Paige tells us that Elizabeth has been making ciders since the '80s here in the Hudson Valley. You can visit Hudson Valley Farmhouse Ciders in Rhinebeck and Stone Ridge.
Lastly, we went a little further north to sip on Awestruck Cider from the Catskill region. We tried the "very elusive and hard to find" Empire Cider from Awestruck creator Patti Wilcox. If you're looking for that fall feeling when enjoying a hard cider, this should definitely be your top pick. It's like a crisp October day in a glass. Lucky for you, Boutique Wines, Spirits and Ciders carries this specific brand of Awestruck Cider.
One Sip Cider applauds all the ladies in the hard cider community with a special shoutout to Paige and Boutique, Wines, Spirits and Ciders, who was just named the Best Off-Premise Cider Partner on the East Coast by the American Cider Association.
You can find out more about why Boutique, Wines, Spirits and Ciders is a must-visit for Hudson Valley wine, spirits and cider lovers by attending some of their upcoming events. On Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 from 1PM to 5PM, they'll be hosting a red wine tasting event that will also double as a third-year anniversary party. On Saturday, May 2 from 1PM to 5PM, Boutique, Wines, Spirits and Ciders will be hosting a cider tasting event.
To learn more about Boutique, Wines, Spirits and Ciders and to get news on their upcoming events, visit their website at boutiquewsc.com or give Paige a call at 845-765-1555.