We took cover from the rain in the Coeur de Lion, one of Normandy’s famed cider distilleries. Who knew the apple had this many uses. The tasting was a great finish to the tour – apple and pear brandy, calvados, gin. Then came the puzzle: How do you get the apple inside the bottle? The method is called “La Pomme Prisonnière”. The bottle is actually placed over the growing apple. Once the apple is fully ripe, the bottle is removed and filled with cider. The result is delicious.