Virginia Hard Cider Industry To Get Boost | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Virginia Hard Cider Industry To Get Boost

Play associated audio

Currently the limit is 7 percent, but the bill would raise that to 10 percent.

Alexandria Delegate David Englin, the bill's sponsor, says Virginia apples naturally ferment at 10 percent alcohol content.

"What the seven percent cap does is it discriminates against our homegrown Virginia apples," Englin says. "So Virginia cider producers want the opportunity to produce cider the traditional way that Thomas Jefferson and George Washington produced it, and to market it that way."

Englin says though hard cider is primarily produced in more rural parts of the state, constituents in his district have an interest in locally grown and locally made agricultural products -- Virginia hard cider is an example of that.

WAMU 88.5

For Anniversary Of President's Death, Ford's Theatre Focuses On Mrs. Lincoln

The very theater where President Lincoln was assassinated 150 years ago is remembering the woman who felt that great loss most accutely — The Widow Lincoln.

NPR

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.
NPR

Democrat Seeks To Authorize Operations Against ISIS

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill to allow congressional authorization of military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.
NPR

In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.