Vanilla chai sounds like something you'd order at Starbucks. But, if you want the hard cider version, look to Nine Pine Cider Works.
The Albany cidery has just released Nine Pin Vanilla Chai, a very local product made with apples from Samascott Orchards in Columbia County, aged with vanilla beans, and infused with chai-spiced tea from Short and Stout, the Guilderland tea producer.
It will be available at the cidery, 929 Broadway, at farmers markets, and at stores selling other Nine Pin products. • Go here for Notes On Napkins • Go here for Dowd On Drinks • Go here for Dowd's New York Wines Notebook