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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!

  1. AbeFroman 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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    1. re: AbeFroman
      greygarious May 31, 2008 11:30 AM

      OP specified non-alcoholic cider.

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        AbeFroman 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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      mollydingle 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 May 31, 2008 03:54 PM

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

      2. goodbyeohio May 30, 2008 11:26 AM

        make your own

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

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          lonborgfan 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 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 May 29, 2008 08:48 PM

              Thanks to both of you!

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                Shooley May 30, 2008 10:15 AM

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

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