It Is My Duty As A Video Game Journalist To Review This Hard Cider From Wine Riot

So this weekend I was invited to something called “Wine Riot” at the Park Plaza in Boston. If you’re a big wine person, there are little seminars and workshops you can check out, you can learn about wine, talk to tons of vendors, it’s a great time. However, if you’re like me, and you’re not exactly a wine enthusiast – Wine Riot’s surface level draw is this: pay $60, and drink as much wine as you want between the hours of 7pm and 11pm. Oh word? Count me in.

Wine Riot is like a house party inside of a wine tasting inside of another house party. There’s 250 wines from across the globe on display, and tons of friendly staff willing to tell you about what you’re drinking. There’s also a DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and some food vendors (smart) to keep things interesting.

If you know us, you know we like our adult beverages just as much as our video games, so I’m sure you’re wondering what my favorite wine from the show was. Well, here’s your answer: my favorite wine of the show… Was a cider. That’s right, Harvard Cider Co. came in, set up shop, and had the most entertaining non-grilled-cheese-related booth in the whole joint. The guys were energetic, friendly, and worked their asses off – and I can attest from my several trips back to their booth over the course of the night that it was CONSTANTLY slammed. And for good reason – their product is fantastic.


My favorite of the bunch? HCCo’s “Paradise” Cider.

Paradise has a smoky, golden appearance and has a rich, orange-y and peppery aroma. It’s steeped with Orange Peel & Grains of Paradise – and clocking in at 6.0% ABV, you could crush a few of these before the room gets as cloudy as the cider. You can check out Harvard Cider’s whole line at their website right here.

What’d you drink this weekend? Let us know on Twitter at @WickedGoodGames.

Papa Dom

Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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