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Posts by Ronald Sansone

The Ultimate Guide to Franklin County CiderDays 2017 (Nov. 3–5)

The first weekend of November should be on every cider lover’s calendar, because that’s when the 23rd annual Franklin County CiderDays takes place! Come celebrate all things apple in beautiful and historic Franklin County, Mass., about two hours from Boston. CiderDays allows cider and apple fanatics to take tours and enjoy tastings, attend cider-making workshops and much…

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German Apfelwein Bembel-With-Care Makes East Coast Debut

One of Germany’s best-known ciders, Bembel-With-Care, will bring its authentic, 100% apple cider to the United States for the first time, debuting in Philadelphia on June 14 and Boston on June 15, followed by New York City on June 16. Known in Germany as apfelwein, the popular gluten-free product is crisp, refreshing, perfect for summertime sipping and…

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Stowe Cider Launches Gin and Juice Collaboration with Caledonia Spirits

Stowe, Vermont-based Stowe Cider has renewed its relationship with Caledonia Spirits for the release of Gin and Juice. The recently released blend builds off of the 2016 collaboration with a new recipe and more accessible packaging in easy-to-transport 16-oz. cans. “We are constantly evolving and improving our recipes. Even if they are successful, we continue…

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Cider Travels: Wicked Fresh Cider in Boston

Travel opens up great opportunities to get out in the world, drink some new and interesting ciders and visit a few cidermakers in their home environments. A popular travel destination, Boston is home to great cidermakers in the city as well as a handful more that are a short ride away. While you won’t find…

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Colorado Cider Company Releases Pato Feo, Brett Cider on Cherries

Denver-based Colorado Cider Company is releasing its first brettanomyces fermented cider, Pato Feo. Colorado Cider’s cidermakers have been experimenting with spontaneous fermentation, lactobacillus and barrel-aging since the cidery opened in 2011. These batches have been exclusive to the Denver tasting room and festivals in the past and haven’t been released to the general market until now. Pato Feo, a cider fermented with…

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Gain UK Cider Market Insight from Westons Cider Report 2017

Westons Cider, situated deep in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside in the old village of Much Marcle, has a long history of cidermaking in the United Kingdom. In 1878 Henry Weston came to farm at The Bounds, a farmhouse nestled among apple and perry pear orchards. Over time the cider works has evolved, and now it…

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International Cider Competition Back for Second Year

The second annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition is now accepting entries of ciders from around the world through April 28. Judging will be held on May 5. After last year’s successful inaugural cider competition, in which more than 250 ciders were entered into the competition, the 2017 judging is looking to attract an even wider…

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Enjoy a Week of Sidra Discovery on the Asturias CiderTour 2017

If you have a passion for cider, you know that cider and travel go well together. Different regions around the world have different and unique cider styles, and they are all worth seeking out while doing some cider exploring.  This spring, travel with the CiderTour group to locations around Asturias, along the northern coast of Spain, including stops…

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Austin Eastciders Releases New Blood Orange Cider

Austin Eastciders is excited to announce the release of its new Austin Eastciders Blood Orange Cider, available April 3. The easy-drinking 5% ABV Blood Orange Cider is available in individual, 6-pack and 12-pack 12-oz. cans in bars, restaurants and other retailers (including Costco, HEB and Whole Foods) throughout Texas, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Virginia. Blood…

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Black Heath Blue Angel Cyser Strikes Gold at Mazer Cup

Richmond, Virginia-based Black Heath Meadery recently took home a gold medal in the cyser category at the 9th Annual Mazer Cup International in Broomfield, Colorado. The prize-winner was Black Heath’s Blue Angel Cyser, a mead fermented with apple juice from neighboring Blue Bee Cider. This year there were 400 entries in the competition, making it the largest mead competition in…

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One Tree Hard Cider Grows Illinois Distribution

One Tree Hard Cider recently announced that it has partnered with Illinois-based distributor Intertrade USA to make its cider available to craft cider fans throughout Illinois. The ciders are currently available in Washington State, Montana and Northern Idaho. One Tree is excited to expand its footprint beyond the cidery’s core northwest home. One Tree brought its ciders to…

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