Foggy Ridge Hard Cider

You never know who you'll meet on a plane and most of the time it usually turns out to be a fascinating experience. I was lucky enough to meet Diane Flynt on a recent trip who runs Foggy Ridge Cider. We're talking artisan, hard cider made from over 30 American, English and French apple varieties.

They harvest their own apples from their own orchards and make their cider in small, carefully controlled batches. You can find a list of fine restaurants and retailers on their website that serve Foggy Ridge Cider and cook with it. If you're lucky enough to be a Virginia resident you can order by mail.