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The Ciderologist Speaks: In Praise of Perry

Welcome to our second installment from guest contributor, Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist (read his first article here). We’re thrilled to have such a knowledgeable and accomplished cider expert on board! I have a confession to make. I’m having an affair.   I have been wedded to cider for 15 years now. Along the way, like with…

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Communiqué from The Ciderologist: The Craft of Cider in the UK

Welcome to our newest guest contributor, Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist. We’re thrilled to have such a knowledgeable and accomplished cider expert on board! I’ve been talking, and writing, about cider for years. It’s my hobby, my passion and rather wonderfully, it’s also turned into my profession. Having worked in various guises across the cider…

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The Ciderologist Embarks on a Global Cider Tour and Hits the U.S.A. (United States of Apple)

Gabe Cook of The Ciderologist recently traveled from his home locale of Dymock on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border around the globe to embark on a multifaceted cider tour. Part three of the excursion took him to the United States, with a first stop in Chicago, and then off to serve as a judge at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry…

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Is it Really Time for Pumpkin Cider Already?

Just about this time every year, like clockwork, we wake up one day in mid-September and realize: Oh snap, pumpkin cider season is here again! How can that be possible when we’re still wearing tank tops and low-key debating whether to turn the AC back on or not?! Whether you love them or hate them,…

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4 Resources to Ramp Up Your DIY Cider Education

As much as we might wish we could take a six-month sabbatical from regular life to immerse ourselves in cider education at Cornell, Penn State Extension or The Beer & Cider Academy, alas, it isn’t realistic for many of us. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help us become better cider consumers,…

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UK Cider Sessions: Mike and Albert Johnson of Ross-On-Wye Cider and Perry Company

Hans Edwin Winzeler, a cider maker with Pennsylvania-based Ploughman Cider, is currently spending a 10-month sabbatical in Herefordshire, England. Through employment or volunteering with local producers this season, Hans is able to see firsthand what methods, techniques and practices they use. He’s also gotten to know a few of these cider makers, and he is conducting a…

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The Beer Academy Relaunches as The Beer & Cider Academy and Adds Cider Education Courses

The Beer Academy, a subsidiary of The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD), was originally founded in 2003 by a small group of beer enthusiasts and quickly attracted support from brewers, beer retailers and more. This support enabled the Academy to put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by experienced and knowledgeable individuals with a real…

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Angry Orchard Jumps on the Pear Cider Train

If you’ve been following along with us lately, you’ll notice we’ve been praising pears and loving on perries, in addition to having our nonstop love affair with apples, of course. Angry Orchard is also jumping on the pear cider train, with the recent release of its Angry Orchard Pear. With a bright, clear golden color, the cider showcases the…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Perries

This is the fourth installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her first article for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, her second article about still ciders and her third article about autumnal ciders. One of my 2016 New Year’s resolutions was to start to…

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Register Now for the UK Cider Session with PennState Extension

Registration is now open for a cider session that you definitely don’t want to miss! Penn State Extension is bringing the art of UK cider across the pond with a new workshop, UK Cider Session: A Glimpse into UK Cider Industry, Methodology and Tradition. Join guest speakers Gabe Cook (aka The Ciderologist, and sometimes Cider Culture contributor) and Tom…

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PennState Extension’s Hard Cider Producer & Orchardist New Zealand Tour—Registration closes Aug 4!

Calling all cider producers and orchardists! Are you interested in learning more about cider production abroad? Here is your chance to join fellow members of the cider industry for PennState Extension’s exclusive producer-only tour of the New Zealand cider industry! Known for its bountiful apple production and ingenuity, New Zealand has become a forerunner in the…

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