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New England-made sparkling cider?

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weetara May 29, 2008 12:08 PM

Does anyone know of a nonalcoholic sparkling cider made in New England? I can only seem to find farms and orchards making hard cider or flat cider. I'm planning a wedding in New Hampshire and would love to find something to put on the table that's more local than Martinelli's...

Thanks!

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    lonborgfan RE: weetara May 29, 2008 05:49 PM

    Hi weetara,
    I googled and found this orchard. Don't know anything about it. Good luck.
    New England McIntosh Sparkling Cider
    Carlson Orchards, Inc.
    Tel: 978-456-3916
    http://www.carlsonorchards.com

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      greygarious RE: lonborgfan May 29, 2008 07:18 PM

      I've never had the sparkling cider, but their regular apple cider, sold in many places including Roche Bros. and Whole Foods, is excellent, markedly better than other grocery-store cider. They have an on-location store - I think it's in Harvard, maybe Bolton. Went there once - they had a few other products and some produce.

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        weetara RE: greygarious May 29, 2008 08:48 PM

        Thanks to both of you!

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          Shooley RE: weetara May 30, 2008 10:15 AM

          Try Williams Sparkling Cider, from Westford, MA. Don't know if it's any good, though.

    2. goodbyeohio RE: weetara May 30, 2008 11:26 AM

      make your own

      http://www.sodaclubusa.com/default.htm

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        mollydingle RE: weetara May 30, 2008 02:49 PM

        Is Woodchuck in Vermont still around? They used to make a hard cider as well as ( I think) the regular stuff.

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          weetara RE: mollydingle May 31, 2008 03:54 PM

          They're definitely still around--just the hard stuff, though.

        2. AbeFroman RE: weetara May 31, 2008 08:37 AM

          No mention of Farnum Hill Cider? They're made in Lebanon N.H., and can be found in every NH State Liquor Store that I know of. Also, the product line has gained national renown (just google them); several high-end boutique wine shops and restos in New York City have been carrying them as pretty prized stuff.

          http://www.farnumhillciders.com/

          With the exception of the reserve, they're all reasonably priced but drink and pair as if they were an excellent dry champagne. All this and a Granite State product to boot!

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            greygarious RE: AbeFroman May 31, 2008 11:30 AM

            OP specified non-alcoholic cider.

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              AbeFroman RE: greygarious Jun 1, 2008 10:30 AM

              Oops. Well, FWIW if the OP is looking to extend the Made in NH theme further with take-home favors, each guest at the last NH wedding I attended walked home with a bag that included a tastefully designed bottle of NH maple syrup.

              Cheezy? Maybe.

              Delicious the next morning? Definitely.

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