I’m swamped with work this week, so this has to be a short one (again). It is St. Nikolaus Day today and in Germany that means that kids receive gifts. Somehow, in my head, I have moved it to the day before St. Nikolaus…and lo and behold, he did stop by last night and left gifts.
One of them was this cider manufactured by Woodchuck, a big cider producer in the U.S. located in Vermont. You can check out their website here. Nina first served me Woodchuck ciders when I visited her in Philly in 2008 as we were reminiscing drinking Savanna Dry (I wrote about that cider here). Ever since, I have been drinking Woodchuck on an off, usually at parties.
The Winter cider is s seasonal release. Nina tried it first today and was quite intrigued. It tastes slightly oaky at first, but then you’re definitely hit by some vanilla notes and a refreshing acidity. It’s crisp and fresh and interesting, and actually quite yummy. (The back label lists oak and vanilla, and rarely ever have I found a cider description so spot on). The nicest thing about this cider is that it seems to have some welcome depth and sophistication, that I did enjoy a lot.
That said, it also upset my stomach a bit. Not sure whether that is because I hardly ate anything today or because of the cider…just warning you guys. Taste wise, it’s definitely a treat.
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Thanks for noting the “depth and sophistication!” I’m not a big beer drinker, so I usually opt for hard ciders (or wine/mixed drinks), with Woodchuck being one of my favorites, but have been ridiculed as essentially being uncultured. I’m going cite this now as conclusive evidence that I am somewhat civilized!
Hahaha, I am glad I could help!! Hard ciders are nice.
I forgot! Thanks for the reminder. I’m quitting my desk and going to celebrate.
Haha, we all need a break once in a while.
Woodchuck is always a nice change of pace – especially as the seasons change. Now I might have to go get some!