We all have heard of a fine red wine aging in a dark cellar for 5, 10 years or even longer if you’re particularly patient with a good bottle. Beer is much more volatile and is best fresh. But what about aging cider? Do you drink it fresh or stash it away, waiting for it to hit its peak?
There are many ways to make cider. I want to talk about the champagne method or as you may have heard me call it Methode Traditionelle Cider. But this French sounding technique was actually pioneered in England and what happened next changed the beverage world forever.
So lets talk about how it works then a little about the history of it.