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

Honey Apple Wine – Fireclay Cellars

Our wine tonight is the Honey Apple Wine from Fireclay Cellars in Siler City (Raleigh area), North Carolina.

Honey? Apple? Wine?

Mead is fermented of honey, often referred to as Honey Wine.

Cider is fermented of apple juice.

A Cyser is a fermented blend of Honey and Apple juice.

Metheglins are spiced ciders.

This complex wine is produced from a blend of honey and North Carolina apple juice, and spiced with cinnamon and cloves.

Vintage 2017.

Beautifully light amber in color.

Nose expressive of honey and cloves.

On the tongue prevalent of honey, mid palate notes of cinnamon and other spices, with a crisp apple finish.

13% ABV.

$18 a bottle.

#NCWine #NCMead #NCCider

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