Cider Consumer Trends

Cool Off with Cider Cocktails: Virtue Cider’s Frozé

Just when you thought rosé ciders couldn’t get any more fabulous and internet-breaking … meet Cider Frozé! This adults-only slushy drink seems like the kind of thing you can only get at a bar or some guest-list-only pool party, but thanks to the wonderful folks at Virtue Cider, you can make this dreamy pink drink at…

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Cider Loves Food: CSA Veggies Pairings

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 & Cheese: How to Create a Summer Cheese Board

You don’t need us to explain why cheese and cider are so great together (so great, in fact, that some cheese makers have even begun washing their cheeses with cider). But, that’s not to say that all cheese and cider pairings are created equal, because they’re not. Playing with texture, flavor, acidity and sweetness, you…

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7 Citrus-Spiked Ciders to Try

To be sure, rosé ciders are going to rock your summer. But, we have a prediction about another craft cider trend that’s going to be a big hit as the mercury rises: citrus ciders. When handled properly, the bright tartness of sunny citrus fruits can act as a lovely complement to the round sweetness of…

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4 Cideries Blending Cider and Tea to a Tee

With winter’s chill still weighing heavily in the air, warm up with a nice cup of tea-infused cider! A number of cideries are adding tea blends to their ciders and we’re not mad about it. The flavors of the teas mix perfectly with apples for a new twist on your usual sipper. Find your new…

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Stock Up on These 6 Session Ciders for Game Day

As the big game approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be able to enjoy all four quarters without having to worry too much about your food intake, drinking pace and hydration levels. It’s the perfect opportunity for session ciders: uncomplicated ciders with a low ABV and extreme sip-ability that allows you to…

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Praise Hands! Stem Ciders is Coming to California

Californians, you’ve been through a lot this year. And not that drinking cider makes everything better (doesn’t it, though?), we’ve got a bit of good news to hopefully help brighten your day: Stem Ciders, in a distribution partnership with Wine Warehouse, will be launching in the Golden State in January 2018! This Colorado-based company has…

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Heritage Cider to be Showcased at CiderCon 2018

With the cider market rapidly growing and redefining itself, the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is making a big bet on the emergence of heritage ciders. For anyone not familiar with the term, the USACM’s newly released cider style guide defines heritage ciders as ciders made from multi-use or cider-specific apples including bittersweet,…

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