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Everyone gathered in a space just off Nine Pin's tasting room on Broadway.

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The cider and cheese pairings.

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Marielle from Dutch Girl Cheese.

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Nine Pin's Alejandro del Peral welcoming everyone.

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Each pairing started with a short talk from Alejandro about the cider, and then a short description from a cheesemaker or purveyor. Reps from Nettle Meadow Farm and Adventure in Food Trading were both there.

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Alejandro and Danielle Woodruff from Adventure in Food.

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The triple cream from Four Fat Fowl.

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After the tasting, Alejandro led everyone on a tour of Nine Pin's production facility, where cider from this year's apple harvest was bubbling as it fermented.

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The tour also included a look at Nine Pin's recently expanded storage, and eventually production, area.

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Then it was back for sorbet to end the evening.

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Kehmally Karl and Jeff McCauley from the Dutch Udder were there to scoop up samples of sorbet made from Nine Pin cider.

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It turned out that Samba the Cider Dog had drawn the short stick on the night and was assigned to office work. Unlucky.

Photos from the AOA cider pairing event at Nine Pin Cider Works

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We got a bunch of people together Thursday night for a cider pairing event at Nine Pin Cider Works in Albany.

People got to taste a flight of four ciders paired with four locally-made cheeses, along with a short introduction to each from Nine Pin's Alejandro del Peral and cheese makers and purveyors. Then everyone took a tour of the production facility, and finished off the night with free samples of cider sorbet made by the Dutch Udder.

It was a good time. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

Here are a handful of photos of the night...



Photos are above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.


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Comments

We enjoyed all the different tastes (the orange ginger chevre is like a dessert! so good!)
Thanks again AoA. You sure know how to put on a spread!

I'm still having dreams about that four fat fowl. What a great event and great on-going idea.

It's great to see ninepin doing well. That said, I increasingly being turned off to the brand as a result of their hipster upscale marketing. Even when I visited their table at the ESP food festival I caught attitude by asking about why ciders often use caramel coloring. All I was told in no uncertain terms was that ninepin doesn't. That's not what's in real cider... Snoot snoot. So enjoy these massage fests, but I'll just keep sippin the farnum hill extra dry and chuggin the docs .

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