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The third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival was held at Peconic Bay Winery in October, 2014. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)
Cider lovers, many in cheap plastic ponchos or clutching soaked umbrellas, braved the rain to enjoy the apple-derived beverage of the fall for the third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue on Saturday.
Hundreds of revelers huddled under the festival tents to taste the offerings of cideries like Aquebogue’s Woodside Orchards and the Ohio-based Angry Orchard.
“We discovered cider while studying abroad in London,” said festival-goer Jillian Torre, 22, of Bohemia, adding that she has since become of loyal fan of Strongbow Apple Ciders. “It’s in every bar you go to over there.”
See more photos from the event on the following page.
Vera Chinese has been the editor of northforker.com and northforker magazines since May 2014.
Prior to that she spent two and a half years as a staff reporter for the New York Daily News.
She joined the Riverhead News-Review as a staff writer in January 2010 and was named Associate Web Editor nine months later.
She previously worked for the Southampton Press Western Edition and was named the third place 2008 Rookie Reporter of the Year by the New York Press Association. She graduated from Wagner College in 2006 where she received a bachelor's degree in English. She earned a master's degree in English education from New York University in 2007.
She is a 2002 graduate of Eastport High School and has lived on the East End for more than 20 years.