Left Foot Charley has long been known for making award-winning wines, but now they are also beginning to see accolades for their ciders. These recognitions are coming from beyond the Michigan border. Recently, Henry’s Pippin, one of Left Foot Charley’s classic style ciders, was listed at #13 in an article titled 30 Best Ciders on FoodandWine.com. The international list includes hard ciders from Spain and France as well as ciders created stateside in New York, Oregon, Washington and California.
Henry’s Pippin Hard Cider is made from a variety of Michigan grown cider apples. These apples are not like the sweet eating apples you find in the grocery store, but are acidic, tannic apples that are grown specifically for cider making. Left Foot Charley ferments the juice in barrels, oak tanks, and stainless steel tanks and blends the fermentations together to create a crisp, full flavor.
Left Foot Charley frequently has four ciders available by the bottle as well as two to four ciders on tap in their tasting room in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Customers may also find Left Foot Charley ciders around the Traverse City area both on tap and by the bottle. Henry’s Pippin, Cinnamon Girl, and a variety of other LFC ciders can be found during Traverse City Cider Week (Oct 14th-21st) in various stores and tap rooms as well as at the Cider and Sausage Salon October 15th at Timber Ridge, Cider Week Celebration at 7 Monks on October 19th, and the Cider Tasting and Orchard tour on October 21st.
The article can be found at FoodandWine.com. For more information on Left Foot Charley Ciders or Traverse City Cider Week, please contact Meridith with Left Foot Charley.