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Nov 16, 2010 08:12 PM

Diane Flynt's Foggy Ridge Apple Cider Port -- "Pippin Gold"

Anyone found this in the DC area?

"""Diane Flynt of Southwest Virginia-based Foggy Ridge Cider wants to bring back American cider. For the last five years, she’s been producing artisanal hard cider: a dry variety called Serious Cider; a somewhat less dry variety, First Fruit; an out-and-out sweet cider, Sweet Stayman; and a cider port (a mix of hard cider and apple brandy) called Pippin Gold.

Foggy Ridge isn’t your average cider. Popular brands such as Magners (from Ireland and recently distributed in the Richmond area) and Woodchuck (produced in Vermont) include ingredients such as malic acid, sulfites, artificial coloring and carbonation, and even added sugar. Flynt uses only juice from the different varieties of apples she grows and yeast for fermentation. “We’re giving an artisanal product the same care as a winemaker does,” she says. In fact, that’s one of the reasons she got into cider making.""""

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    1. Wine Specialist—2115 M St NW, Washington, DC 202 833-0707
      Unwined—3690 King Street, Alexandria 703 820-8600
      Palena—3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 202 537-9250
      Mendocino Grill & Wine Bar—2917 M Street, Washington, DC 202 333-2912
      Ceclie's Fine Wine—1351 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean 703 356-6500

      and, last but not least, close to me: Best Cellars—2855 N. Clarendon, Arlington 703 741-0404


      looking at their website list, it looks like it might be a good guide to artisanal eats around virginia for those weekend getaways.

      thanks fire dancer.

      King Street Cafe
      1018 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

      1. also now at mad fox brewery in falls church
        northside social coffee and wine bar in arlington
        jaleo, dc & crystal city
        curious grape, arlington
        planet wine, alexandria
        screwtop, arlington

        and the majestic in alexandria.

        wasn't at total beverage....but maybe if people keep asking.