(WINDSOR, ON) – A side effect of the opening of a new urban-styled Metro grocery store, at Devonshire in Windsor Mall, is the arrival of products never before seen in these parts. A good example can be found in the store’s wine and beer aisle.
There, on display for all to see, is the growing in popularity No Boats On Sunday apple cider, made with Ontario apples. Wine Shop Manager Michael Wyatt confirmed that the Metro store is the first port of entry in these parts for the cider.
Port of entry is a good term because it helps to explain the cider’s unique name. It is actually an homage to the day of rest. In olden days in Halifax there was a rule that stevedores did not unload arriving boats on Sundays.
The cider was first brewed in Truro, NS, the reason for the Halifax reference. However, there is now a version brewed in Ontario using local apples. NBOS was one of the 34 beverages featured at last weekend’s Toronto Cider Festival.