There are more and more ciders appearing on store shelves in this area, and that's a good thing. The latest one I've tried was the Clos Normand Brut. It was a beautiful golden color and had a moderate aroma of apples and a good amount of bubbles in the glass. The lack of a strong aroma made me suspect a bit, but the taste was pure, refined apple. Crisp without being tart and mellow without being flat. It was a good choice for a Kentucky Derby party with pork ribs. It definitely stood up to the flavors in the ribs and was simple and good.
Clos Normand Brut Cider. 4% alcohol and $4 for a 750 ml bottle. Good buy.