PRESS: The Perfect Holiday Pairing: Cliffton Dry Prosecco and Farm to Table Cuisine

Cliffton Dry Restaurant Partner: Crabtree Kittle House

Quoted from Kittle House Blog

“Now that the holiday season is here, it’s simply inevitable that we’ll be surrounded by copious amounts of sugary treats, goodies, and all that rich food full of future regrets! This season, we’re looking to serve up some delicious alternatives to the usual lineup, and we’re excited to introduce a great new Sparkling Wine that happens to be low in sugar, gluten free, low calorie, and absolutely delicious – the perfectly versatile drink for any occasion.

The exceptionally light flavors and body of Cliffton Dry (fermented like a prosecco wine, but using sustainably grown apples rather than grapes) originates with fresh apples selected from sustainably-farmed orchards in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Crafted in the Charmat method, Cliffton is triple fermented for 2 to 3 months.

Akin to a Prosecco (but with much less sugar)  Cliffton Dry embraces wine, spirits, beer and cider drinkers who are looking for a light, refreshing sparkling beverage to perfectly complement holiday hors d’oeuvre, appetizers, and even a main course.  With a fresh bouquet and palate pleasing freshness. Its clean, elegant taste has beautiful, refined pear and citrus notes, with a slight, apple finish. Come see for yourself.”



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Cliffton Dry Harvest

Photo credit to New York Times Heather Ainsworth

By Cliffton Dry

Our harvest season is here! Cliffton Dry is committed to using sustainably grown, best practice farmed, premium market apples. These apples currently are found in upstate New York, in the Finger Lakes. To uphold this standard of commitment our apple guru Mike Biltonen, a Cornell horticulture graduate visits the farms months in advance to test the soil, check the farming methods, and taste the apples for quality. Once approved by Mike, Shelagh D’arcy Hinds (Cliffton Dry Founder) and Mike will visit each farm to taste and test apple blends. Cliffton Dry is made with either 5-7 varieties of apples.

Cliffton is a politely dry, well-balanced sparkling wine, with a fresh bouquet nose. Its clean, elegant taste has refined pear and citrus notes, with a slight, apple finish. Mike and Shelagh’s tastings help to keep Cliffton Dry consistently delicious and refreshing.

The exceptionally light taste of Cliffton Dry (made like a prosecco, but using sustainably grown apples rather than grapes) is  Crafted in the Charmat method, Cliffton is triple fermented for 2 to 3 months. Akin to a Prosecco (but with much less sugar) Cliffton Dry has soft round bubbles and is best served well-chilled in a champagne flute or a wine glass.

Our commitment to you is to provide a sustainably made, best practice – farming methods, Farm to table, low alcohol (5.5%), Low sugar, gluten free, sparkling apple wine that is perfect for any occasion, any season.

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