Monday, December 10, 2012

CBS Radio Recommends Eve's Cidery and Anthony Road Winery (NY)

 
NYC’s 6 Best Greenmarket Gifts
December 7, 2012 6:00 AM
CBS Radio
 

Eve’s Cidery
Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway at 17th Street
New York, NY10003
(212) 788-7476
www.evescidery.com

There are those who call cider “blue-collar champagne.” Like champagne, cider is bubbly, often dry, and generally golden. And, until prohibition, cider was the most popular beverage in the United States. Today having a glass of cider almost feels like a political act: with so many beverages available to us, choosing one that’s been around for more than 1,000 years feels radical rather than retro. Eve’s Cidery makes its fermented artisanal ciders and fruit wines on a family-run orchard in the Finger Lakes region. Varieties include the salty Northern Spy and true-to-its-name Bittersweet (a bottle will set you back about 15 bucks).



 
Anthony Road Wine
Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway at 17th Street
New York, NY10003
(212) 788-7476
www.anthonyroadwine.com

John Martini sets up his stand on Saturdays. He chats with his customers, offering samples of the award-winning beverages, including chardonnays and rieslings, made by his family-run winery in the Finger Lakes region. All told, he sells about twenty types of wine, one for every year he’s been at the greenmarket. Through the website, you can order wine with personalized labels (most run about $20, and the cost of the special labels depends on how many bottles you want). Or you can simply stop by, mention what you (or your gift recipient) likes, have a few swallows of a nice red or mellow white, and take your choices to go.
 
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