By Ramsey Cox
Leahy said his bill would set cider standards at a more realistic level that reflects the preferences of consumers.
“Vermont is closely associated with the booming market for hard cider, and this is a great opportunity to help cider and apple producers in Vermont meet the growing demand from coast to coast,” Leahy said. “Boosting cider production would create new economic opportunities for local cider manufacturers.”
The bill would also allow pears to be part of the manufacturing process.