Cider Consumer Trends

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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4 Cideries Paving the Way for Barrel-Aged Ciders

The cider maker’s vision is much of what makes a well-crafted cider, but with a cider that’s been aged or fermented in a barrel, a good vision is only part of the equation. By putting cider in a barrel, the cider maker inevitably gives up a certain amount of control over the process. Take away…

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Craft Cider Round-Up: Ciders Pushing the Envelope

I write Along Came A Cider, a blog where I review ciders from all over the world, focusing on the experience of looking at, smelling, drinking and ruminating over each one. At this point, the blog goes back more than four years; that’s a lot of cider and a lot of reviews. Something I don’t…

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Sustainability for the Cider Industry, Part 2

How can we be the best stewards of the resources that go into cidermaking, given the vast volume of cider in production? This article, a continuation of Part 1, which discussed pesticides, energy use and water use, will include a cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment of a bottle of cider as well as a discussion of…

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