Carolina Crisp – Chatham Cider Works

Our wine tonight is the Carolina Crisp from Chatham Cider Works in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Straw in color, perhaps unpolished gold.

Label describes as effervescent, though we’d call this more of a sparkling. It’s bubbly!

Nose and taste are spot on with notes of freshly picked green apple.

True to it’s claim, crisp with a tart finish.

6% ABV.

We picked up this bottle at Fair Game Beverage Company next to the Cidery and which serves as the cideries tasting room.

UNTAPPD rates this cider at 3.48.

From their website About Us page:

We make small-batch hard cider in Pittsboro from North Carolina apples.

We work with local apple growers to source the apples that give us the complex, satisfying flavor of a traditional hard cider.

#NCWine #NCCider

Black Cherry Mead – Lazy Bear Wine

Our wine tonight is the Black Cherry Mead from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina.

Rust in color with a garnet rim.

Still not sparkling.

Nose of honey, cherry and almonds.

Dry on the palate with bitter sweet notes of black cherry and wildflower honey.

Finishes like a traditional mead.

A prime example of melomel mead.

12% ABV

This mead is smooth drinking, would pair well with Mexican food.

This is good. Really good. I would grade as gold medal worthy.

I’m quickly a huge fan of Lazy Bear Winery.

Unfortunately only available at the small production winery and meadery.

These guys use honey and fruit from their own property or either source very locally.

They continue to rack up some impressive competition medals for their products.

We strongly recommend a visit.

Lazy Bear Winery

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