Mixed Case Bottle 11 LoHud Wine of the Week: Poma Aurea, Sidra de Asturias

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For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case from Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.

This is bottle 11 in our series. To see the others click here: Mixed Case from Piermont Fine Wine.

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To see our previous mixed case, click here: Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.

LoHud Wine of the Week

Poma Aurea, Sidra de Asturias: A hard cider made with hand sorted apples and pressed using traditional old wooden presses. It tastes of apple, flowers and earth. Region: Asturias, Spain. Goes with: anything. Try it as an aperitif. Price $15. Why I chose it: totally unique stuff from the Cider country in Spain. It is better than almost all available Champagne.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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