By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

FarnumArch On Friday, February 26 from 5-8 p.m. Farnum Hill Cider's own Corrie Martin will be at Roanoke Vineyards pouring her artisanal, New Hampshire-made apple ciders with local cheese, cured meats and — of course — Roanoke's wines to boot.

You might be wondering why I've chosen this event from Roanoke's packed winter schedule — and why I'm telling you about ciders made in New Hampshire of all places.

Simple. I've known Corrie virtually (meaning via this blog and Twitter) for years. So, when she asked me if I thought I could help her put together a tasting of her ciders — which are increasingly available on Long Island by the way — on the North Fork I told her absolutely. And, almost immediately, I knew what winery would be a good fit.

It's that simple and I'm excited to not only meet Corrie, but also taste her ciders. And the fact that Roaonke Vineyards has just released its 2006 Blend One and 2006 Blend Two doesn't hurt.

So, if you are a wine lover, beer geek, fermentation nut, or just curious, come taste, nibble on snacks from The Village Cheese Shop and enjoy — it's free.

Note: The cider will NOT be available for purchase at the event.