Cider Culture

Q&A with Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks

Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks has been a tireless advocate and energizer around craft cider. He’s a supporter of the annual Franklin County Cider Days (now in its 25th year!), a member of the board of directors for Cider Institute of North America, the founder of the Connecticut Cider Association and a contributor…

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Brewery Ommegang Gets in the Cider Game with Project Cider

It’s all too easy to think of beer and cider in their own separate worlds, with nary an interaction between them. But, things are rarely so tidy, and in the past few years there have been a number of crossover beverages made, including ciders made with beer yeast, beer/cider hybrids, and we’ve seen breweries dipping…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 15: Graft Cider

There’s a lot to love about Graft Cider, the modern sour cider company that’s based out of Newburgh, New York. Its ciders, ranging from slightly sour and adventurous to totally wild, are such fun, modern expressions of what cider can be. The can design is always eye-catching, and its merch game is beyond on-point. Since…

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5 Ciders That Have Us Stoked on 2019 Cider Week Virginia

Virginia is for cider lovers! This is true all year long, but especially during Cider Week Virginia, which takes place in Old Dominion this year, from November 15 to the 24 all across the Commonwealth. With 16 regional farm-made and craft cider makers featured in events in VA, there are so many awesome ways to…

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The Best Cider Donuts in the Northeast

As autumn arrives each year, nostalgia sets in, reminding us of all the traditions that make the season so special. Pumpkin carving, apple picking, fall festivals … it’s hard not to fall in love with this season. Autumn also brings back cider donuts! Made from the juices of freshly pressed apples, every sugary bite brings…

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It’s Time to Gear up for Washington Cider Week (Sept. 5–15)

It’s nearly here: The 9th Annual Washington Cider Week, (which is actually more like a week and a half), takes place from September 5 to 15. This cider extravaganza is organized by the Northwest Cider Association, with events, tastings and more cider fun happening all across the state of Washington. Some of our favorite Pacific…

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Jack’s Hard Cider Launches Rosé Cider

The rosé cider train has left the station and it’s still going at full steam! This summer, more than ever before, we’ve seen new and exciting kinds of this fun, crushable category of cider on shelves. One of the newest rosé ciders to join the fam is Jack’s Hard Cider‘s Rosé. Semi-dry cider and bursting…

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Learn About Pét-Nat Ciders with Botanist & Barrel

Pét-nat: What is it and why is it popping up on bottles of wine and cider everywhere? Besides from being a fun phrase to say, it’s really a description of a method that can create carbonation in alcoholic beverages without the addition of extra yeast and sugar. For wine or cider to be bubbly, most…

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Awestruck Cider Celebrates 6 Years

It’s been six years since Casey Vitti and Patti Wilcox founded Awestruck Ciders, based in Sidney, New York (about 85 miles east of Ithaca). In the time since, this company has made a name for itself with its handcrafted, complex and unique ciders. Its ciders have regularly shown up in our cider roundups, like our…

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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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