Sunday, September 23, 2012

Announcement: First Finger Lakes Cider Week

Press Release from the Finger Lakes Cider Alliance:

First FLX Cider Week kicks off in late September!

Finger Lakes Region, New York, Sept. 28- Oct. 7, 2012: The newly formed Finger Lakes Cider Alliance announces its inaugural Cider Week to celebrate and promote local and regional hard ciders and orchards. 

As a premier apple growing region, the Finger Lakes Region is a natural spot to explore distinctive styles of cider based on variety and place. The week is full of educational and delectable events including orchard and cidery tours, lectures, menu pairings at area restaurants, cider flights, cider-maker dinners and more. 

A complete listing of cideries, events and participating venues will be available on the website:

Apple Harvest Fest After Hours at Finger Lakes Wine Center- Saturday, Sept. 28, 5-8pm Meet and mingle with the cider makers. Live music, local cheese plates and cider by the glass.
Local Cider Salon at Trumansburg Farmers’ Market- Wednesday, Oct. 3 during Market Hours, 4-7 PM.   Local cider makers from Bellwether, Redbyrd Orchard Cidery and Eve’s Cidery will be on hand to pour and discuss Finger Lakes artisan cider.  Please join us!
Local Foods Lecture on Cider and Apples at Ulysses Philomathic Library- Thursday, Oct. 4, 7- 8:30 PM, in the library meeting room.  Lecture given by local orchardist and cider maker Eric Shatt of Redbyrd Orchard Cider.  Lecture includes Q&A and cider tasting.  Refreshments provided.

Participants Include: Agava, Banfi's,Carrige House Cafe, Felicia's Atomic Lounge, Fine Line Bistro, Finger Lakes Beverage Center, Finger Lakes Wine Center, Garden Gate Delivery, Just A Taste, Mercato, North Star House, Northside Wines and Spirits, Red Feet Wine Market and Spirits Provisions, Regional Access, Sparrow's Fine Wines, The Piggery, The Westy, Triphammer Wines and Spirits, Aurora Inn, Bet The Farm, Black Diamond Farm, Dano's Heuriger on Seneca, Hazelnut Kitchen, Red Newt, Stonecat CafĂ©, Suzanne’s, Trumansburg Farmers’ Market, Ulysses Philomathic Library

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