APPLES: 5 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN

We came across a champagne-y hard cider from Original Sin Cider that used an apple called the Newtown Pippin. Further in-depth research, sourced from the back of the bottle, revealed some significant findings of the apple’s influence on American history. It’s said that it established the U.S. fruit export industry as Queen Victoria liked them so much she had the import duties lifted on them. Here’s 5 things on apples that you might not have known about.

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NEWTOWN PIPPIN AND CHERRY TREE CIDER HARD LAUNCH

Now, Original Sin Cider’s Gidon Coll has harnessed the apple’s distinctive character for his Newton Pippin Hard Cider, which is available in New York this week for the first time.

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Coll is launching Cherry Tree Hard Cider this week as well ($12 for 750 ml). Golden and Russet apples are blended with the juice of tart cherries for a heavier, richer cider. The sweet, rosy pink cider is beautiful in the glass and an ideal match with a hunk of cheddar or served alongside a duck breast. We’re nominating it as our rosé of fall.

 

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