Posts by Ed Williams

Chaddsford Winery’s Jim Osborn—Keeping Hard Cider Authentic

“This is beautiful country,” boasted Chaddsford Winery’s resident wine, and now cider, expert Jim Osborn. Rolling hills, fertile farmland and strong stone dwellings are all nestled deep in the heart of Chester County, “and [we’re] just a stone’s throw away from the historic Brandywine Battlefield. Our nation’s founding colonists lived and worked in these parts…

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Rebel Seed—Delaware’s Answer to Hard Cider

Harvest Ridge Winery is plucked like the perfect grape on top of the historic Mason-Dixon line of Marydel, Delaware. Pouring onto the scene three years ago with a balanced line of easy-drinking wines that include Chardonnay, Viognier, Malbec and Merlot would make us wonder how could they possibly improve upon this sun-drenched vineyard’s success. Enter…

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15 Questions with Pennsylvania’s Rowan Asher Winery & Cidery

The Pocono Mountains have always been a well-loved destination in Pennsylvania. The state also has the distinction of being the 4th largest producer of apples nationwide. Combine these elements with an enthusiastic entrepreneurial couple who have been making wine for more than 17 years and you have the beginning of an incredible cidery story. About…

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5 How-To Tips for Properly Tasting Hard Cider

Eve had the right idea. Apples aren’t going anywhere. Hard cider is here to stay. Local producers like Jack’s Hard Cider, Big Hill Ciderworks and Good Intent Cider are cropping up into the local scene, while brands including Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard, Original Sin and Doc’s Draft Hard Cider have been enjoying fruition in cocktail…

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