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Wine Wizards Welcomes Turncoat! Cidery

By December 29, 2022Rhode Island, Top News

Wine Wizards added Turncoat! ciders to its portfolio. Made with apples from the historic 350-year-old Fox Hill Farm, the ciders are organic and made with low-intrusion fermentation techniques to add great character to each small-batch production. Shown are Turncoat! English Tradition Semi-Dry Cider, American Heritage Semi-Sweet Cider and Madeira Cask Dry Cider.

Wine Wizards began distributing ciders from Turncoat!, made with Jamestown, Rhode Island-grown apples. Owners Abby Jenkins and Jeff Boal are only the sixth custodians of the historic Fox Hill Farm in Jamestown in its 350-year history. The saltwater farm belonged to the family of Benedict Arnold, a rather notorious figure in early American history. Employing 16 heritage cider varieties—including Golden Russet, Ashmead’s Kernel, Harrison, Arkansas Black, Whitney and Roxbury Russet—Turncoat! farms organically and follows low-intrusion fermentation techniques to add great character to their small-batch production. Three of its Turncoat! ciders are available in 500-ml bottles with cork and cage: Madeira Cask Dry Cider, a dry sparkling cider aged for months in Madeira casks; English Tradition Semi-Dry Cider, a dry cider of character made with wild Wickson, Whitney, Chestnut and Dolgo crab apples aged for months in neutral white oak casks; and American Heritage Semi-Sweet Cider, a naturally sparkling heritage cider made with Roxbury Russet and Golden Russet apples, some of the oldest American cider apple fruit, sweetened by blending late-maturing Arkansas Black apples.

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