Should Cider Have a Vintage?
Ryan Burk only wants one thing. The head cider maker at Angry Orchard wants to put numbers on his cider labels. Not just any numbers, either. Burk wants to advertise the year of the apple harvest that resulted in the cider in your bottle. This practice of putting a year on a bottle actually has a name — it’s one you know well from wine: It’s called a vintage, and it signals to consumers all kinds of information about the fruit that’s in their beverages. Complete Story