Well I've been looking forward to this weekend for some time now. We landed in Grand Rapids, Michigan today for the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP).
The GLINTCAP organizers are generously providing us with "no holds barred" look at Michigan cider before, during, and after the competition. Here is a brief synopsis of our cider weekend ahead.
Friday April 1st
Friday starts with some local cider touring by day, then dinner with the cider judges and folks, capped off by our cider judges workshop.
Saturday April 2nd
Saturday is a very long day. We start judging ciders at 10AM and finish by 6PM. The competition is followed by dinner and Awards Announcements.
Sunday April 3rd
More cider touring with Mike Beck of Uncle John's Fruithouse Winery, starting at his place where we will work our way up North. We will enjoy some cider tasting and light snacks at Left Foot Charley in the afternoon, a cider dinner at Tandem Ciders in the evenings, and stay at the beautiful Black Star Farms.
I'll be posting plenty of updates here on the blog, and more frequently on Twitter, and on the OTC Facebook page which can also be seen in the column to your right. If you'd like to keep up with all the Michigan and GLINTCAP cider action stay tuned.