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This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Day 133 - Dan Armor Cuvee Speciale Cidre Brut
We bought this (hard) cidre (cider) to bring to a house warming
party. Some friends who are in the
theatre business had bought a home, remodeled much of it, and were having a big
open house to share the joy with everyone.
So with this cidre in hand, and a bouquet of daffodils from our yard,
off we went to mix and mingle.
Dan Armor Cuvee Speciale Cidre Brut
Only, the ride over to the party was sort of twisty and turny and bumpy…When I
presented the hostess with the bottle, she insisted that we open it right then
and there (we had chilled it) as it would be the perfect way to toast the new
abode!!I warned her about the twists,
about the turns, and about the possibly TOO bubbly bubbly…So she grabbed a dish towel.And opened it…
Boy howdy did she open it! It gushed
like a little volcano in a bottle!!!! It
gushed allllllllllllll over the newly refurbished wood floors… As I rushed
to grab more towels and/or paper towels to clean up the mess, I felt like the
worst house guest ever. But when I returned
she was smiling and saying what a great way this was to christen the new
house. Whew! Were we lucky these were THEATRE friends and
not, like, stodgy lawyer or librarian friends J.
Anyway, to review this product:I
was a bit shook up by the explosiveness of it all (and stickiness…) so am
afraid I do not have a DETAILED review.Boy
do I wish I had a photo of the moment of ERUPTION onto the new living room
floor.But I can say that this tasted
much more like a cidre you would get at a Parisian café than a cider you get in
a single serve bottle in America.If you
are looking for a Woodchuck, this isn’t it.This is not a SWEET cider.But it
is really inexpensive and tastes a bit “fancy”, so if you are looking for a
cheap fancy, check this one out.
This didn’t make me want to rush out and buy another bottle, but it did
make me think that a vacation to Paris might be needed (to drink more French
cidre, of course).