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Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages
Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages

Autumn often brings bright blue skies streaked with sunshine and bedroom windows cracked open to catch the crisp evening air, inviting in the aroma of crackling fireplaces, pine needles and sweet crushed fruit — apples, pears and grape mashes — fermenting into heavenly handcrafted beverages. Fall crush once primarily referred to wine season, and the wineries around the Mid-Atlantic are producing some very respectable pours, thanks to our indigenous produce. But of late, the libation landscape has evolved, inspiring a new wave of beverage crafters who are creating hard ciders and spirits — including fresh-fruit brandies and herb-infused vodkas and gins — from locally...

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