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How to Cook With Cider in Every Dish on Your Holiday Table

This holiday guide to cooking with cider is brought to you by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). You’ve done your research on the best ciders to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner, from easy and light welcome drinks to post-dessert sips that combat the dreaded 7 p.m. drowsiness. You raided your local bottle shop for a…

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A Dish-by-Dish Cider Pairing Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving cider-pairing guide by Meredith Collins from the popular blog, Along Came a Cider, is brought to you by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). So, we’ve finally made our Thanksgiving plans. Whether that involves driving, flying or opening your doors to host the big day, one thing is for certain: There…

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7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

Pumpkin ciders aren’t the only seasonal flavors you should be reaching for as the temperatures start to drop! Cranberry cider is an ideal autumnal cider combo: Bright, sweet-tart and beautiful in the glass, these ruby red ciders are perfect for a warmer fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s…

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Craft Cider Roundup: 3 Autumnal Ciders

This is part of a series of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her stories about ciders pushing the envelope, and a round up of still ciders.  Fall is second only to spring in terms of its unpredictable weather. Now, it might feel damp and chilly in…

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Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Craft Cider: After the Fall

Maria Kretschmann grew up on Kretschmann’s Farm, founded by her parents Don and Becky Kretschmann in 1971 in Rochester, PA, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. She spent her childhood surrounded by vegetables and fruits and learning the ins and outs of organic farming (the farm was Western Pennsylvania’s first to be certified organic). And…

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How to Pair Cider with Halloween Candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday, because I love celebrating all things spooky, ghostly and costumed. The candy certainly doesn’t hurt, either! Whether the candy comes from the pre-Halloween parties or it’s discreetly snatched from a sugar-crazed child’s hoard, you can enhance the candy experience with a skillful beverage pairing or two. As a cider lover,…

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5 Ciders You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Fall is (finally) here! Between living up autumn life with apple and pumpkin picking, flannel everything, cold-weather recipes — and all of the aforementioned captured on your friends’ Instagram feeds — we bet you’re cracking open a lot of cider. With so many seasonal ciders hitting shelves and draft lines, it’s time to add some…

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The 10 Best Ciders for Halloween

How is it that when you were a little kid, you could freely binge on Halloween candy without regrets? But, as an adult person, eat one too many fun-sized candy bars, and you feel like you’re going to keel over? While your sugar tolerance may diminish with age, and buying candy from the store isn’t…

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The Best Cider Donuts in the Pacific Northwest

It’s time to enjoy all of the comforts of the autumn season: warm knit sweaters, brisk nights by the firepit and the delectable bounties of the apple harvest. Bakery ovens everywhere are piping hot, producing the much-anticipated sweet treats you’ve been waiting all summer for — cider donuts! The fragrance of these sweet treats lingers…

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