Here's another new one to Benz. A cider tasting! There is much to be learned in a field that can vary widely in taste. We will have several brands and varieties featured including locally owned Wilson's Orchard.
It was the drink of pilgrims. Cider was, in fact, the most popular drink in North America and England from the early settlers’ times, and with good reason— water was potentially lethal. According to Hall, “wine is wisdom, beer is strength, and water is bacteria.” This cider was probably a diluted cider called Ciderkin in the U.K., made by steeping pomace (the remains of pressed apples) in water.