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21 May 2023 | Jeremy Dugan & Dylan Myers


Join us on May 27th when we’ll be tasting through a lineup of ciders along with wines that are both grape and cider based. I am always impressed with the innovations that are going on in the Natural Wine category. While some of the practices are going back to the way wine was before it became commercially available, there are still a few things in the Natural World that are looking ahead instead of back. And while there is a little history of combining grapes and fruit to make wine, the number of options in the category is unlike any time before. With there seeming to be no end of wildfires in the West, with our hotter Summers and temperamental Winters and Springs, it is hard to count on your grapes being available like they have in the past, or even tasting like they did before. “Notes of apple” “Notes of pear” “Dark fruit flavors” are all terms you’ve heard when describing wines. So what’s the harm in putting those fruits in with your grapes? Adding the scientific method of making Natural Wine to making Fruit Wine is something we'll be seeing a lot more in the future. So why not get on the bandwagon earlier and be the one in your friend group that knows about "this new thing" and be ahead of the curve.- Jeremy Dugan

Grape/Cider wines you’ll be trying on the 27th:

Wavy Wines/Bardos Cider Bardos Sonoma, California- $24.99 per bottle

2021 Florez Flrz x Nuki, Watsonville, California- $25.99 per bottle

Lares Chimera Sparkling Wine, Carlton, Oregon- $25.99 per bottle

2021 Lares Disco Made Me Do It, Carlton, Oregon- $25.99 per bottle

2020 North American Press Wildcard, Santa Rosa, CA- $23.99 per bottle


I will admit, at one time I believed that cider was just that "Angry" sweet stuff that many of us are familiar with seeing among the beer isle at chain grocery stores. In truth Cider making has a rich history dating back to Ancient Roman times; one of the earliest recorded accounts being back in 55 BCE. Julius Caesar found the Celtic Britons fermenting cider from native crabapples. In those times, apples were not consumed as we do today but were mainly used to make cider. In the Middle Ages, cider became a popular beverage for the masses, as beer and wine were reserved for the nobility. Cider was easy to make and could be produced in large quantities, making it an accessible and affordable drink for all. Now jump forward in time and join Jeremy and I on May 27th and try a variety of refined ciders made with some more modern techniques, while staying true to old world traditions.-Dylan Myers

Ciders you will be trying on the 27th

Dreamcote "Prickly Pear" Cider  Santa Ynez, CA- $27.99 per bottle

Tin City “Poly Dolly” Cider/Rose Blend - Paso Robles, CA-  $4.29 per can

Eric Bordelet Sidre Argelette Sparkling Apple Cider, France- $19.99 per bottle



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