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Twisted Roots Wine branches off into creating crisp, refreshing hard cider Naturally Low in sugar, carbs

Winemaker Josh Ruiz insists he began bottling hard cider out of necessity. So naturally, he believes it’s necessary that we drink it.

Carmel Valley, CA, September 09, 2019 – Winemaker Josh Ruiz insists he began bottling hard cider out of necessity. So naturally, he believes it’s necessary that we drink it.

The longtime owner and vintner at Twisted Roots Wine has branched out (literally) into fermented apples, culminating in the birth of Twisted Roots Hard Cider.

Ruiz and his wife Julie sensed a growing market for a light, crisp, easy-drinking cider — once a favored beverage in colonial America until Prohibition destroyed the industry. Hard cider has exploded in growth in the U.S. over the past few years, buoyed by an adventurous, health-conscious younger set, and the fact that cider (unlike beer) is gluten-free.

The couple spent time researching the cider culture in England, and found that it varied greatly depending on the region, the weather and the fruit, just like wine.

They wanted to create the antithesis of a typical American cider that is often over-carbonated and sweet — something Ruiz called “candy apple ciders.”

“People were ready for something else, especially those who love our wines.”

So they created Twisted Roots Hard Cider, a light, crisp beverage that is low in sugar and carbs — “something clean, simple and refreshing.”

Twisted Roots uses a combination of five fresh apple varieties, each of which add unique elements to the finished product:

Golden Russets enhance the bouquet and aromatics, and contribute complexity and fruit flavor

Granny Smiths add tannic structure and tartness, adding to the mouthfeel

Galas help deliver a clean, refreshing finish

Fuji’s lend just the right amount of sweetness

Red Delicious bring rich mouth-feel and a distinctly apple aromatic quality

Twisted Roots Hard Cider has 6 percent alcohol, and a 22-ounce serving contains only 140 calories. For Ruiz, the beauty of making a hard cider without high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates?

You can drink more of it!

Tastings of Twisted Roots Hard Cider are available at the wine tasting room in Carmel Valley, 12 Del Fino Place, 93924. For information or to purchase bottles online, visit www.twistedrootshardcider.com or call 831- 594-8282.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

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Hoosier Girl Cakery: A Sweet New Addiction for Monroe

New Bakery Makes Homemade Cakes From Scratch Just Like Grandma’s.

Monroe, GA (USA), Tuesday – February 28, 2012 — Residents of Monroe, Loganville, and the surrounding areas now have a new choice for cakes: Hoosier Girl Cakery is open for business. The bakery specializes in cakes, pound cakes, and cupcakes made entirely from scratch.

“Everyone talks about how good Grandma’s homemade cakes were, yet today people often settle for less.” said Corrine Browning, owner of Hoosier Girl Cakery. “We felt there was a need for a classic style of bakery that returns to the tradition of baking from scratch instead of taking shortcuts that compromise the taste and texture of the cake.”

The bakery offers a wide variety of layer cakes, pound cakes, and cupcakes. “All of our cakes are blended by hand with real ingredients including flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and cream. We don’t use preservatives or mixes.” continued Browning. “We want everyone to be able to enjoy a homemade cake whether it is for a special event such as a birthday or just for a sweet dessert.”

Hoosier Girl cakes and cupcakes are already available for purchase or special order at Good Hope General Store as well as Boss Brothers Country Store on US 78 in Loganville. Orders can also be placed online through their website at http://www.hoosiergirlcakery.com or by phone call to 678-43-YUMMY (678-439-8669).

Press & Media Contact:
Corrine Browning
Hoosier Girl Cakery
1440 Poplar Oaks Trail
Monroe, GA 30655 – USA