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Best French Cider selection?

Pei Aug 23, 2006 09:21 PM

Does anyone know where in LA I can find Duponte Cider? I just got a rec. for it on the beer board.

More generally, what places have a good selection of French apple cider? I'm looking for stuff that's more beery than fruity, but with an aftertaste of apple.

Ephemere was another one I was recommended, but I haven't been able to find it in West LA.

Lindemann's Pomme is dreadfully candylike, as is Beloit.

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    oro3030 RE: Pei Aug 23, 2006 11:24 PM

    I think Galco has a few but I am not sure which ones they have or if they still carry them.

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      JudiAU RE: Pei Aug 24, 2006 01:57 AM

      Du Vin generally has a good selection, including Duponte if memory serves.

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        Adsvino RE: Pei Aug 24, 2006 05:14 AM

        The Dupont organic Cider and Ephemere are both sold at the new wine shop BottleRock in Culver City, as well as Poire cider.

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          Pei RE: Adsvino Aug 24, 2006 05:20 AM

          Can you please tell me where that is? I tried a yellowpages search for Bottle Rock and Bottlerock, but neither yielded anything. Thanks a mill.

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            Dommy RE: Adsvino Aug 24, 2006 04:12 PM

            Hold up!! Is it open now!! IF so... WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

            Pei... it's next to UGO across the street from the Theatre parking structure... :)

            --Dommy!

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            whomever1 RE: Pei Aug 24, 2006 09:00 PM

            The last newsletter at the Wine Country in Signal Hill talked about their cider selection:
            http://www.thewinecountry.com/documen...

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              whomever1 RE: Pei Aug 24, 2006 09:02 PM

              Ooh--it doesn't look like that hyperlink went in right. Anyway, they were touting Eric Bourdelet Sydre.

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                ladelfa RE: Pei Aug 24, 2006 10:08 PM

                Mmmm ... maybe Cap'n Cork Jr. Market in Los Feliz (on Hillhurst)? I seem to remember them having a selection of odd dry ciders last time I looked.

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                  silverlakewino RE: Pei Aug 24, 2006 10:16 PM

                  i saw eric bordelet cider for sell at silverlake wine shop a few weeks ago, i think it was the brut and the doux. i cant quite recall, but that might be a good spot to look. silverlake wine is on glendale street.

                  lou's wine bar also was serving it for awhile, but i think they took it off the menu, or only sell it by the bottle only. i would call in advance if you are thinking about going there too.

                  good luck!!!

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