Sunday, March 15, 2015

Washington Wine and Cidre for a stormy day

It's the weekend, it's the Ides of March and although the month arrived like a sophisticated polite lamb, the weather is a bone chilling driving rain that we almost forgot about this Winter. The early spring and beautiful weather allowed us a jump start on the garden and the orchard! In addition to the blueberries we added two Apple trees (Honeycrisp and Gala) two Pear trees (Bosc and Anjou) and two Cherry (Rainer and Bing).

In anticipation of the next harvest it's time too bottle up last years harvest. I don't really like bottling but with this weather it seemed like a good idea. So we have one Beach Plum cidre in a farmhouse style, slightly sour and a bit funky with a low ABV. The next is a Green Plum cidre, traditional with a little more kick to it. The last is Barbera that I had the opportunity to harvest last year in Yakima.

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