So we are in Paris at a crepe place and they offer us cider and they bring out this from Cidrerie Melenig:
It is quite delightful. Dry, floral and a wee bit tart. The cider nerds I know would describe its character on the “funky” barnyard side vs. clean and simple.
Anyhoo – get some today!
On our way back from The People’s Pig we ran into Reverend Nat’s Hard Cidery & Taproom.
Since we were on the Beast Bike we were on the back streets of my old neighborhood in NE Portland which is how we stumbled across this fine place.
Located in the building where my former landlady spent a huge portion of her life (see this post for a taste of a rant about what north Portland used to be like) Rev Nat’s got a good place on his hands. There wasn’t a loser in the seven tastes we enjoyed, they only thing I’d recommend is some kind of cracker pallet-cleanser so your mouth is ready for the next flavor. I particularly liked the D’Anjou Nelson pear cider. Ok, the other thing I’d recommend is to not have gangsta-rap blasting in the background. Not a sit-down-and-relax sound track, eh?
What do want out of a winery visit?
Friendly, affordable, and decent product
If the staff are jerks, well guess how the wine will taste. Tasting fees are ok, less ok if they aren’t waived with a bottle purchase.
Oh yeah. The last of the three the product should taste good.
This place does wine and cider. Did well on all three counts. Two thumbs up.