Hard-Cider Tastings for Two in Tasting Room or Apple-Tasting-Festival from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (Half Off)

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

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Hard cider, with its fruity base and bounty of bubbles, is neither beer nor wine, just as the moon is neither a planet nor capable of returning Neil Armstrong’s four-wheeler. Savor a celestial body of flavors with today’s Groupon to Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. Choose between the following options:

  • For $5, you get a tasting of nine hard ciders plus a cheese plate for two at the Wandering Aengus tasting room in Salem (a $10 value). Groupon subscribers are eligible to receive a free 1-liter bottle of cider with purchase of another bottle.
  • For $10, you get a tasting for two people at the Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery October 21–23 (a $20 value). Vendors and children’s activities will be closed on October 21 for Elementary School Field Trip Day, though tastings and cider are still available.<p>

Named for a Celtic folk tale about one man’s pursuit of a mystical woman adorned in apple blossoms, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks crafts fragrant, nuanced hard ciders using organic apples that hail from sustainable farms in Oregon and Washington. Through a low-intervention approach, the cidersmiths allow apples to express their individual sweetness, character, and penchant for action flicks, resulting in a mélange of flavors that can subtly transform from season to season. Cider tasters partake of nine apple-based imbibables chosen from the bottlers’ wide array of special brews, savoring the long ginger-spice finish of the 2008/2009 Wanderlust or the crab-apple acidity of the 2009 Wickson Single Varietal. A spread of gourmet cheeses pays balanced complement to each tart concoction. Once tasters have found their favorites, they can take home a liter for free with the purchase of a second, extending their orchard enjoyment to dinner parties, solo savoring, or invoking a creative loophole in their medically prescribed apple-a-day regimen.

More than 50 apple and pear varieties parade across palates at the Portland Nursery’s annual apple tasting, as aromas of house-made strudel and rhythms of local bands fill the crisp fall air. With vendors such as CookingThyme, Hotlips Pizza, and Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, along with live-cooking demonstrations, visitors find their fill of savory treats and kitchen techniques without summoning the ghost of Julia Child. Face painting, craft projects, and a scavenger hunt enchant children, and straw maestros go head-to-head in the annual scarecrow contest.

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

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