Craft Cider Roundup: 3 Autumnal Ciders

This is part of a series of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her stories about ciders pushing the envelope, and a round up of still ciders.  Fall is second only to spring in terms of its unpredictable weather. Now, it might feel damp and chilly in…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Cozy Winter Ciders

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders, perries and different apples. In this age of strange seasons, we rarely know what to expect of winter. This seemingly…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Different Apples

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders and perries. No matter what fabulous experiments creative cider makers come up with, apples are the heart of cider. I want to round up…

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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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Craft Cider Roundup: Still Ciders

It’s no secret that many cider fans love bubbles. I number myself among these folks, but some ciders show off their best qualities by being still. During the heat of summer, we tend to chase refreshment—the more sparkles, the better. But right now, as cool weather settles in, we may be able to appreciate more…

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Craft Cider Round-Up: Ciders Pushing the Envelope

I write Along Came A Cider, a blog where I review ciders from all over the world, focusing on the experience of looking at, smelling, drinking and ruminating over each one. At this point, the blog goes back more than four years; that’s a lot of cider and a lot of reviews. Something I don’t…

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Gift it Up: The 2019 Cider Culture Gift Guide

Gift-giving season is upon us! If you are an adult human, you probably have to get a bunch of gifts for friends and family, and sometimes that can feel overwhelming. It’s kind of a bummer, isn’t it? The act of giving a gift should make both parties feel “warm and fuzzy,” but the endeavor of…

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CiderCon 2020: It’s Go Time

With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s time to start making your plans for CiderCon 2020! It’s all going down from January 28 to 31 in Oakland, California, and we can hardly imagine a better city to explore while concurrently taking a deep-dive into the craft cider movement at the industry’s premier annual conference. It’s…

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How to Pair 8 Classic Holiday Sweets with Cider

The holidays are here again, and it’s time to entertain, celebrate and gather around the table with family and friends. This time of year presents a perfect opportunity to introduce your guests to the wonderful flexibility of craft cider! The virtues of cider pairing with ham, turkey, goose and pork are clear to all cider…

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7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

Pumpkin ciders aren’t the only seasonal flavors you should be reaching for as the temperatures start to drop! Cranberry cider is an ideal autumnal cider combo: Bright, sweet-tart and beautiful in the glass, these ruby red ciders are perfect for a warmer fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s…

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The No-Sweat Guide to Cider-and-Food Pairings

Ciders ⁠— nearly all of them ⁠— want to be enjoyed with food. Even the ciders that you love to drink on their own, can be enhanced by food way beyond what you taste in the glass upon first sip. The qualities of the ciders you reach for, be it juicy fruit, earthy funk, tannic…

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