Greetings, I have just received this press release, and had to share it with my afar friends. And when you visit be sure to make it to Whidbey Island, a true little paradise home to those famous Penn Cove mussels.
SEATTLE, WA—The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has announced the third annual Washington Cider Week, a 10-day celebration of craft cider. The celebration kicks off with two Seattle events, the first on September 5 at Capitol Cider on Capitol Hill, followed by the two-day Northwest Cider Summit at South Lake Union. Washington is one of six states in the U.S. celebrating a Cider Week this year, joining California, Michigan, New York, Oregon and Virginia. Fourteen Washington cideries are participating. Cidermakers in Washington have a lot to celebrate. Several regional cideries have won major awards for their traditional dry ciders and perrys, while new blends featuring black currants, honey, hops, lavender and quince are giving cider fans plenty of unusual flavors to enjoy. Hard cider, crafted from apples with the same careful attention that wine is developed from grapes, is naturally gluten-free, and makes use of fruit varieties that date back hundreds of years. Over 75 separate activities and special menu items are planned throughout Washington State. Reservations are strongly encouraged for some events, such as the Northwest Cider Summit and cidermaker dinners. This year Edible Seattle is co-sponsoring Washington Cider Week.