Authentic Hard Cider from Normandy Found!
A while ago there was a discussion about where to find authentic hard cider from my home region, Normandy. I think Das Ubergeek (was it you?) felt as deprived as I was by the lack of it in LA.
The quest has now ended at K&L Wine store on Vine.
My friend brought me a bottle of cidre brut bouché by Etienne Dupont. It's organic, yay!
Made in Victot-Ponfol in the Pays d'Auge, this is the real deal, just fermented apple juice, no sugar added, no yeast added.
Friend said it cost about $10/bottle. It taste jolly good and just like home. I say, hard cider lovers, rejoice and enjoy with some great cheese, good bread and a healthy appetite.
I've bought this at the Whole Foods at Lincoln and Rose. But I wouldn't count on them still carrying it, because they didn't have the barcode in their system; the clerk had to go look up the price.
Thanks bad nono! I used to get Normandy cider when I was living in the UK (from Sainsburys, of all places). I've really missed it here. Now if I could just find some good Frankfurter Äppelwoi . . .
Dupont also makes a non bio/organic that is just as great but usually a buck or two cheaper. The Basque ciders from Spain are great as well but are a whole 'nother flavor profile...