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Cider School #4: Tasting Cider Seriously with Meredith Collins (Thurs., April 23, 6 p.m. ET)

By Emily Kovach / April 23, 2020 /

This session of Cider School aims to help people develop their confidence as tasters, particularly when tasting cider. The informal class uses principles from the well-known protocols of coffee cupping and wine tasting to allow anyone to delve into the organoleptic specifics of cider tasting. Approaching a glass of cider seriously means not only drinking…

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First Light cocktail

Learn How to Make a First Light Cocktail with Meredith Collins of Along Came a Cider

By Emily Kovach / April 15, 2020 /

Even if you’re steadily making your way through your home bar cart, we’ll bet you still have some gin squirreled away in the freezer and a few ounces of Aperol or Campari. If so, you’re all set to make a First Light, this refreshing, bright cider cocktail that comes to us from Meredith Collins of…

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Cider Loves Food: Holiday Meals and Winter Feasts

By Meredith Collins / December 15, 2021 /

In our column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) suggests the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. We are quickly approaching the season of winter holidays. Between now and mid-January, we’ll pass through many celebrations and observations. Whether your favorite tradition consists of a marathon rewatch…

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A Dish-by-Dish Cider Pairing Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

By Meredith Collins / November 12, 2021 /

This Thanksgiving cider-pairing guide by Meredith Collins from the popular blog, Along Came a Cider, is brought to you by the American Cider Association (ACA). So, we’ve finally made our Thanksgiving plans. Whether that involves an intimate gathering or a feast with the whole fam, one thing is for certain: There will be food. And…

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Cider Loves Food: Pasties and Hand Pies

By Meredith Collins / August 5, 2021 /

In our column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. There comes a time, particularly in the summer, when I just don’t want to cook. Maybe it’s Thursday and I’ve cooked every night…

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Cider and Grilling Pairings

Cider Loves Food: Grilled Cookout Fare

By Meredith Collins / June 24, 2021 /

In our column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. It’s so warm here today that I had to rescue my potted basil from a sunny window. Eek! This seems…

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Cider Loves Food: CSA Veggies Pairings

By Meredith Collins / June 15, 2021 /

In our monthly column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. It’s summer: the season of grilling, picnics and lakeside barbeques! Where I live, it’s also the season when a…

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Cider Loves Food: Hometown Heroes

By Meredith Collins / May 12, 2021 /

In our column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. I’m so happy to have the chance to really geek out by combining two of my favorite topics: cider pairings and regional cuisine.…

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6 Garden-Fresh Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach / April 6, 2021 /

For those breezy evenings or sweltering afternoons when you need a little spritz to survive, try one of these garden-fresh ciders! Each one pairs the complex sweetness and telltale tannin of quality cider with herbs, flowers and botanicals to achieve a new level of summery deliciousness. Finnriver Farm & Cidery Honey Meadow Botanical Cider Experience…

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Cider Loves Food: Thai-Food Pairings

By Meredith Collins / January 13, 2021 /

In our column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. I’ll never forget falling in love with Thai food. My first experience was eating it with my best friend in…

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Cider and Brunch Pairings

Cider Loves Food: Cider and Brunch Pairings

By Meredith Collins / May 6, 2020 /

In our column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level.  No matter what the weather looks like outside, spring is here (we’re just going to keep saying that until it comes true). One of…

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Cider Loves Food: Tacos and Mexican-Food Pairings

By Meredith Collins / May 4, 2020 /

In our monthly column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. The winter is finally mellowing out, and for a lot of us, warmer temperatures are getting us ready for…

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