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Diane Flynt's Foggy Ridge Apple Cider Port -- "Pippin Gold"


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Diane Flynt's Foggy Ridge Apple Cider Port -- "Pippin Gold"

alkapal | Nov 16, 2010 08:12 PM

Anyone found this in the DC area?

"""Diane Flynt of Southwest Virginia-based Foggy Ridge Cider wants to bring back American cider. For the last five years, she’s been producing artisanal hard cider: a dry variety called Serious Cider; a somewhat less dry variety, First Fruit; an out-and-out sweet cider, Sweet Stayman; and a cider port (a mix of hard cider and apple brandy) called Pippin Gold.

Foggy Ridge isn’t your average cider. Popular brands such as Magners (from Ireland and recently distributed in the Richmond area) and Woodchuck (produced in Vermont) include ingredients such as malic acid, sulfites, artificial coloring and carbonation, and even added sugar. Flynt uses only juice from the different varieties of apples she grows and yeast for fermentation. “We’re giving an artisanal product the same care as a winemaker does,” she says. In fact, that’s one of the reasons she got into cider making.""""

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