For the July 2021 #WorldWineTravel event of 2021 - I know it's not wine, but with the founder of the group's blessing - I pivoted and am hosting an exploration of Spanish hard ciders, sidra, with a compare and contrast of a few other hard ciders from around the world. So, if you can't get your hands on a Spanish hard cider, feel free to pour and pair any kind of hard cider! Be creative. You can even do a comparison if you wish.
Sidra is tart, earthy, and dry and a traditional-style hard cider originating in the Asturias region of Spain. The region consumes more hard cider per capita than anywhere else on the planet. It's a mountainous area with unique soils and substrates. And with more than two hundred varieties of apples, traditional sidras are made from only about two dozen of those varieties. There are even places call Chigre or cider bars! I think I am definitely putting that on the list of places to explore when I travel to Spain.
Because of this deliciously authentic beverage, which tastes nothing like what our American palates are used to, this region consumes the most hard cider per capita, per year than anywhere in the world. A mountainous zone with unique soils, more than 200 varieties of apples are grown in the region; traditional sidras are blended using only 20 of these varieties.
I was able to line-up some samples for the group from Winesellers, Ltd.* So several writers received bottles from Mayador (Sidra Asturiana), Dunkertons’ Organic Cider, and Cidrerie Daufresne. I can't wait to read the comparisons between those ciders from Spain, the United Kingdom, and France respectively.
Details for participation
This #WorldWineTravel July 2021 event is Saturday, July 24th, 2021. Are you ready to jump in and participate? I hope so. Here are the #WorldWineTravel details…
Send an email to tell me you're in...or post it in the Facebook event group's title thread. If you email, please include your blog url, Twitter handle, link to your Pinterest profile, and any other social media detail. If you know your blog post title now, include that...but you can send me that a bit closer to the event, I'd like to get a sense of who's participating and give some shoutouts and links as we go. The email is constantmotioncamilla[at]gmail[dot].com. Or, again, post it in the Facebook event group's title thread.
Send your post title to me by end of day Sunday, July 18th, to be included in the preview post. I will do a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs' homepages. Your title doesn't need to include the hashtag #WorldWineTravel, but all your social shares should.
Publish your post anytime from Friday, July 23rd until Saturday, July 24th at 6:00 a.m. Pacific time. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up around then.
Include a link to the other #WorldWineTravel participants in your post. I'll provide the html code you can easily put in your initial post--which will link to people's general blog url--then updated code for the permanent links to everyone's #WorldWineTravel posts on Saturday morning.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts' to comment and share. And join us for the Twitter chat, if you can.
Sponsored posts OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.
Live #WorldWinetravel Twitter Chat July 24th, 8 a.m. Pacific time: Participating bloggers and others interested in the subject can connect via a live Twitter chat. It's a nice bring way to bring in others interested in the subject who didn't get a chance to share a blog post. You can definitely still join the blog event if you're not available for the live chat.
Please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments; or you can also email me at constantmotioncamilla[at]gmail[dot].com. Cheers!