Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cool down with local cider

While waiting for a train during her recent European travels, Rachel whipped up a post about a local cider she and her husband enjoyed prior to their trip. A Ragged Mountain cider sounds perfect right about now, doesn't it?

When the Virginia summer sun starts to crank up the heat, my household looks for ways to cool off. If need be, we gather in the screened- in porch with a cool beverage. On a recent trip to Ellwood's we picked up a Virginia apple cider from Albemarle Cider Works. Albemarle County is just 75 miles outside of Richmond. This time we tried their Ragged Mountain cider. This is a semi-dry low-alcohol cider, and will cool you off with its bright taste and bubbles. Plus, what a fun way to show off Virginia fruit! We had the cider solo, but it could certainly be enjoyed with food. The producer recommends pairing with spicy foods, fruit, or a sharp cheese. Their product is available at the following Richmond locations: Ellwood's, Urban Farmhouse, River City Cellars, and Corks & Kegs. Enjoy!


  1. This might just get me back on cider! For some reason, I haven't had any in years. Somehow, cider always makes it feel a little less oppressively hot outside . . . something that I could really use right now.

  2. We had the cider in champagne flutes...super festive and fun!