I think the orchard/farm near us had fresh pressed strawberry juice last summer. I know they had the peach and blackberry. I don't even like apples generally but this quick cyser changed my mind. The hard cider sounds good.
I really like the idea of the cider and mead. I have 2 gallons of a caramel apple sparkling going that I plan to use just a portion of for blending
I never thought about the wineries selling juice. Will have to check into that. We have lots of little wineries around us. Muscadine and scuppernongs are a big deal here. I want to try a pyment with the local grapes this fall.
Update checked the gravity today its at 1.010, should be ready to rack to the secondary by the weekend. Yippy!
So now its a bit of a decision time. I had originally intended to flavor in the secondary, but there are just some many great recipes to choose from Its a good problem to have.
Oh and when I sampled it, it had a distinct pineapple flavor, odd but very good.
So many meads, so little time lol