Most of us feel fortunate to live in an area of the world that is now considered one of the most prolific areas for both beer and wine. If that wasn’t enough, we might as well be considered ‘Cider Country’ as well.

Sonoma County has long been recognized for being one of the most prestigious apple growing regions in the world, which naturally translates to producing great cider. Last month, Euromonitor International reported “The cider market has been registering some of the most dynamic growth rates over 2009-2014 and it looks far from slowing down. The category had been a significant player in the “craft”-positioned alcoholic drinks industry, especially in the US.”

A few days ago I had the opportunity to meet with Paul Kolling of Specific Gravity Cider and Nana Mae’s Organic, and asked him a few questions about the booming cider business and the role that his business plays in it.

Cider has benefited from the growing trend of people looking for low to no gluten options. Cider is a great gluten free option and Paul does not add any water or sugar to any of his hand crafted ciders. Click on the link attached to learn more about Paul Kolling, Nana Mae’s Organics, and Specific Gravity Cider.

-Peter Lopez Jr.