The pouring of cider is an art that has been passed down from generation to generation in Asturias for centuries. It is a unique ritual performed to serve cider in a way that enhances its flavor and aroma. The pouring of natural cider is also a way of socializing and sharing Asturian culture.
There are several reasons why cider runs dry. First, pouring helps oxygenate the cider, giving it a fresher, lighter flavor. Secondly, pouring helps release the carbon dioxide from the cider, which gives it an effervescent and more intense aroma. Third, pouring helps create a foam on the surface of the cider, which helps protect the wine from contaminants and preserve its flavor.
Pouring the cider is done by holding the bottle upright and pouring the cider at a height of about 30 centimeters above the glass. The stream of cider should hit the rim of the glass, which helps create the foam. The cider is poured into the glass in the shape of a fan, which helps it oxygenate and release carbon dioxide.
Pouring cider is an art that requires practice. With practice, anyone can learn to pour cider in a way that enhances its flavor and aroma. Below, we explain in detail how to serve cider.
Synthetic pouring cap
The synthetic pouring cap is a popular choice among cider lovers who prefer to pour directly from the bottle, respecting traditional ritual.
Made with high-quality synthetic materials, this type of stopper offers numerous benefits over traditional cork stoppers:
- Easy pouring. Its main advantage is that it facilitates the cider pouring process.
- Endurance. The synthetic materials used in cider pouring caps do not deteriorate easily.
- Comfort of use. One of the biggest advantages is its easy and practical user experience.
- Better conservation. The cider pourer cap does not filter unwanted odors or flavors.
- Easy recapping. They make it easier for the cider bottle to be capped again for conservation.
How do you pour cider with a cork?
One of the ways to pour cider is by removing the cap from the bottle and using a pourer. The pourer is placed at the mouth of the bottle and the bottle is tilted to one side so that the cider flows through the pourer and into the glass.
The most convenient alternative is to use a pouring cap, designed to pour cider through a special opening without having to remove the cap.
Why is cider poured from above?
In the tradition of Asturian cider makers, the cider is poured from above to oxygenate it and, in this way, highlight its aromas and flavors. When falling from a certain height towards the edge of the glass, the cider breaks (splashes) and creates a foam with carbon dioxide bubbles. The cider culin should be drunk as quickly as possible, before the bubbles disappear.
How does a cider pouring cap work?
A cider pourer cap is a cap specifically designed to facilitate manual pouring. When you remove the cap as far as it will go, there will be enough opening for the cider to fall with the flow necessary to pour it. The pouring cap allows you to pour the cider in a more controlled way and prevents spills or splashes.
Pourers work by dropping the contents of the bottle in a certain way to “open” a liquid, which can be wine, cider and some cocktails.
With our cider pouring cap, the process is carried out in the traditional way, but without completely removing the cap, facilitating the pouring and recapping process.
Is it possible to pour cider without being a professional?
If you’re wondering if you can pour cider yourself, the answer is yes. Here are some tips:
- Use a bottle of fresh cider. The cider should be cold, but not icy.
- Use a suitable cider glass. The cider glass should be tall and narrow, with a thin rim.
- Hold the bottle upright. Pour the cider from a height of about 30 centimeters above the glass.
- The stream of cider should hit the rim of the glass, which helps create the foam.
- Pour the cider into the glass in a fan shape, which helps it oxygenate and release carbon dioxide.
- Practice makes perfect. With practice, you can learn to pour cider in a way that enhances its flavor and aroma.
- Here are some additional tips for pouring cider like a pro:
- Use a clean, dry glass.
- Pour the cider slowly and carefully.
- Don’t let the stream of cider hit the bottom of the glass.
- Don’t fill the glass too much.
- Serve the cider immediately after pouring it.
With these tips, you can enjoy a perfect poured cider on any occasion.