Posts by Alex Jones

Cider-Pressing Equipment: A History

Cider is experiencing a glorious resurgence across North America, with new cideries popping up all over the apple-growing regions of the continent. And cider makers are using every tool at their disposal, from quality-control lab testing to state-of-the-art equipment, to ensure that every sip they make is crisp and delicious. But cider technology has only…

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Woodchuck: The Original Craft Cider

Surveying the cider options available at your local bottle shop — especially if you live in big cider-producing regions like the Pacific Northwest or the Northeast — you might forget that there was a time, not so long ago, when finding great craft cider wasn’t so easy. More than five or so years ago, when cider-lovers wanted…

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The Top 5 Things for New Cider Makers to Consider

Following along on Instagram as your favorite cider startup breaks ground on a brick-and-mortar might make the process seem pretty romantic. But the truth is, just like with any business, there are tons of logistics and factors that new cider makers need to consider before striking out on their own. We spoke with a few…

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Meet the Power Couple Behind Juicing.Systems

When Remo Trovato arrived in Vancouver from his native Switzerland in 2002, he brought nothing but a bicycle, a snowboard and a backpack. The auto-electrician social worker turned web designer set out for the Okanagan Valley, an agricultural region of British Columbia that’s about five hours west of Vancouver and a few hours north of…

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Grow Your Business and Do What You Love with Ekos Cidermaker

What’s the best part about being a professional cider maker? Maybe it’s connecting with local orchards to source the perfect blend of apples, nerding out over yeast strains, tasting a product that you and your team made from start to finish, or sharing the perfect sip of a new variety with your customers. But, as…

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Food & Cider Pairing: Pork Sirloin Steaks & Sour Ciders

There’s something about the onslaught of Thanksgiving recipes every fall that makes me never want to reach inside a turkey or frizzle my own onions for green bean casserole ever again. Holiday kitchen hacks and foodie culture have advanced the average home cook’s repertoire so much in recent years, your grandma probably dry brined and…

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