Sent underground by Prohibition, the hard apple cider industry has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, thanks to the light, crisp and subtly sweet taste alternative it provides to beer and other malt beverages. Today, hard apple ciders are marketed in nearly every supermarket or package store in the country, and available on tap. Hard apple cider is made by fermenting a blend of apples with champagne yeast.
The making of gourmet hard apple cider has been likened to the process of winemaking. And indeed, some hard apple ciders are competitive with fine wines.
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