• Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation
  • Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation

    Back in 2007, Local Baquet ran an article by Bonnie Hudspeth on maple innovation and production in Vermont. Since then, maple production in Vermont has tripled to 1.8 million gallons a year and innovation seems to have entered a new golden (or perhaps amber) age. We did a quick maple innovation news round up for 2018 / 2019 to help everyone keep up with the some of the trends. 

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Eleanor Léger

Eleanor Léger is co-founder, with Albert Léger, of Eden Specialty Ciders. Eleanor helped introduce ice cider making to Vermont, a process that uses the natural cold of winter to concentrate cider and produce a unique, sweet wine. Eden ciders now cover a range of other styles, including dry Heritage Ciders, and the Orleans line of aperitifs. This fall they opened a boutique taproom and cheese tasting bar in Winooski, VT, in addition to their tasting room in Newport, VT.  

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