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

By Meredith Collins / November 6, 2020 /

This Thanksgiving cider-pairing guide by Meredith Collins from the popular blog, Along Came a Cider, is brought to you by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). 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…

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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 and Food Pairings

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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Cider and food pairings

Cider Loves Food: CSA Veggies Pairings

By Meredith Collins / April 29, 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. 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 margarita

Learn How to Make a Pear Jalapeño Cider Margarita with Jack’s Hard Cider

By Emily Kovach / April 16, 2020 /

 Sunny afternoons call for cider margaritas! We’re digging this cocktail recipe from Maria at Jack’s Hard Cider (based in Gettysburg, PA). The recipe takes the standard marg equation and kicks it up a few notches with the addition of pickled jalapeño brine. Extra touches, like a chili and salt rim, and pear nectar, make…

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GLINTCAP

Who Took Home GLINTCAP Awards? We’ve Got the Master List

By Emily Kovach / May 20, 2019 /

GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition), a bit like the Golden Globes of the cider world, took place between May 15 and 18, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The entries, which are numerous, are judged using “blind” panels, meaning each entry was identified by a randomly-assigned registration number, and judges are only shown…

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Cider Loves Food: Italian-American Food Pairings

By Meredith Collins / January 15, 2019 /

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. When I need food that will warm my body and help smooth my rough edges, Italian-American food is my…

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Cider and Sushi Pairings

Cider Loves Food: Sushi and Japanese Food Pairings

By Meredith Collins / August 31, 2018 /

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. When I don’t feel like cooking, one of my go-to dinner solutions is sushi and Japanese food. This cuisine makes for some…

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craft cider with herbs

6 Garden-Fresh Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach / May 23, 2018 /

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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