Cider Culture

Serving Cider: A Guide to Glassware

I’ve been fascinated by cider glassware for years. And based on the responses when I asked my fellow cider-nerds on Twitter how they serve cider, I’m not the only one. Lots of people have their own favorite type of glass in which to pour cider; other folks like to switch out the glass type depending…

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Vancouver’s Windfall Cider Launches Hail Mary Rosé Cider

Think the whole rosé cider thing is winding down? Think again! In addition to familiar brands getting new looks (like Citizen Cider’s bRosé in cans) and new fermentation experimentations (like Shacksbury’s Pét-Nat rosé ciders), cideries everywhere are adding perky pink ciders to their lineups. Another new one on the scene is Hail Mary, a rosé…

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It Runs in the Family: Ploughman Cider

With over 100 years under their belts operating Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pennsylvania, the Wenk family decided a few years ago to branch out and turn their fruit bounties into a range of hard ciders. Their approach to cider making stems from their long-standing “frontier” philosophy, which their website defines as “an eagerness…

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Shake Up Your Cider Routine: 6 Cider Clubs to Try

You know the feeling: You’re standing in front of the cider section at your local bottle shop, or looking over the draft menu at your favorite bar, hoping that there’s something new to explore. And, more often than not, it’s the same exact things to choose from that you had last week. Before you get…

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7 Ciders to Put You in a Springtime State-of-Mind

Spring is in the air! And wow, are we ready for it. While, at first, we were grateful for winter’s chill and the many excuses it gave us to stay inside and make comfort food snacks (hello, pretzels with cider cheese sauce) and sip warm winter ciders, now we crave sunshine! Short sleeves! Berries by…

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ANXO Has Amazing Events Lined Up for International Women’s Month

March of each year is Women’s History Month, a time that educational institutions, businesses and nonprofits take to shed an extra-bright spotlight on the social contributions of women throughout the ages. In 2018, ANXO in Washington, DC celebrated with a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, and inspired by the huge outpouring of support and enthusiasm from…

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Shacksbury Releases 3 Pét-Nat Rosé Ciders

Shacksbury just blessed the cider world with a brand new trio of pét-nat rosé ciders, each one a collaboration riffing on the Vermont-based cidery’s love of fermentation. These rosés are dry, fruity, bubbly and so perfectly pink. Pét-nat (short for Pétillant Naturel) is a method of making a sparkling wine (or, in this case, sparkling…

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Citizen Cider Releases bRosé in Cans

It’s a sure sign of spring, as meaningful as robins and green shoots poking through the soil: rosé cider back on the shelves. Since rosé cider’s explosion onto the scene, now more than ever, it seems like pretty much every modern cider brand is offering its own take on the refreshing pink drink. One of the…

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CiderCon 2019: A Recap in Words and Photos

Whew! We’re back and (somewhat) recovered after the whirlwind that was CiderCon 2019. Every year, we’re reminded why this annual event, organized by the United States Association of Cider Makers, is at the head of its class, as far as cider conferences go. A dynamic schedule of workshops and panels, a veritable who’s who of…

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