Cider Culture, Cider Houses


The most famous word in the Basque cider culture, no doubt. Txotx is the name of the little piece of wood that is used for sealing the barrels. When somebody shouts it, begins kind a ritual dance to taste the new season ciders directly from the barrel.

Cider is poured and people at the cider house forms a line waiting for their turn to get this appreciated drink, until the magic word is pronounced again.

This pictures were taken during txotx season at Zelaia, Gurutzeta and Alorrenea cider houses.

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