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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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    silverlakewino 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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      ladelfa 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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        whomever1 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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          whomever1 Aug 24, 2006 09:00 PM

          The last newsletter at the Wine Country in Signal Hill talked about their cider selection:

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            Adsvino 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 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 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... :)


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                JudiAU Aug 24, 2006 01:57 AM

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

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                  oro3030 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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