Well I think I’ve figured out how a Friday afternoon should be spent more often. A little early exit from work, a short drive, a crisp Winter day, some good girlfriends, and a wee cider tasting. Sounds good, no?
Shockingly I have been holding on to a Groupon for Sea Cider for almost a whole year. I guess “we’ll go sometime this Summer” means “we’ll go before it expires”. Thankfully I was not alone in my slacking so there were two Groupons to be used up which meant four of us gals could take part.
Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse is just a short drive out the highway where it sits on a lovely little piece of land complete with a gorgeous view. Even on a foggy snowy day it’s crisp and peaceful.
Choosing to go late on a Friday afternoon worked out quite well…we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
Included in our great Groupon deal was a little local snack plate…breads, cheese, chorizo, salmon, chutney and hazlenut brittle…all from local foodie artisans.
Good thing for that bread and cheese…we needed it for our long flights! Eight ciders to taste and a sample of Hot Buttered Rumrunner. I was glad to share!
I have tried several of Sea Ciders specialties before and was hoping to walk away with a new favourite…but turns out I’m a creature of habit. Still pretty much in love with Pippins, which is strong and off-dry but has a lightly sweet fruity touch to it. Rumrunner is still a close second but because of it’s stronger flavours I like it with dessert (or you know, in front of a roaring fire…if I had a fireplace). :)
A perfect way to launch into a busy weekend…now if we could just make short Fridays happen on a regular basis.
Wouldn’t that just be the life? *sigh*