Cider Tasting

7 Irish Craft Ciders to Try

Bulmers may be the best known Irish cider (you may know it as Magners outside Ireland), but we’re eager to get our hands on some lesser known ciders not only for St. Patrick’s Day but for year-round sipping. Here’s a list of 7 cideries making some mighty fine craft beverages in Ireland. Longueville House Cider See you all #dinglefoodfest…

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Cider Culture Guide to Pairing French Ciders

Cider lovers often wonder what the best food pairings are for their favorite drink, but figuring that out can be confusing, and the information is often not widely available. Not to worry—Cider Culture went to work and did a tasting, pairing foods with eight different French ciders, all from family-run farmhouse producers. France, although known…

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Cider Expert Brings Untappd-Style Cider Rating to Smartphones

The Cider Expert website, which launched early last year, offers a place for cider fans to write reviews and rate ciders—much like the popular beer ranking smartphone app Untappd. Cider Expert allows cider lovers to rank ciders in terms of various factors, including Fruit Aroma, Carbonation, Clarity, Sweetness, Taste, Tartness, Sourness, Acidity and Bitterness. Users are also able to take…

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Cider & Cheese: Crafting a Romance at the PA Cider Fest

by Courtney Love, Penn State Agricultural Entrepreneurship Intern “Cider and cheese? Yes, please!” was my response when asked to attend and write about the PA Cider Fest. Although my cider and cheese expertise is limited, it was a chance to expand my mind and try something new. With scores of artisan cheese makers from the Pennsylvania Cheese…

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Real Cider Reviews Names Best American & British Ciders of 2015

Real Cider Reviews wants you to know which American and British ciders were deemed the best of 2015! The honor of the best in Britain went to Perry’s Somerset Dabinett Cider, while the American cider sitting in the top spot was Two Rivers Dry English Hard Apple Cider. The review delves into the finer details as to why each cider was tops in its…

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Cider Review: Kurant Hand Crafted Ciders’ Farm Release

I recently had a chance to visit the amazing owners of Kurant Hand Crafted Ciders at their facility in Lansdale for my latest interview. While I was there, I picked up a 750-ml bottle of their first bottled cider, Farm. The Scoop Behind Farm Farm is a nod to more traditional European ciders that have tart…

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5 Diverse Ciders Under $25 You Should Be Drinking

Punch, or punchdrink.com, runs a monthly column dedicated to exploring the most noteworthy wines available for $25 or less. In a switch-up, this month’s column focused on cider, with a list of the best bottles at low prices. The list includes some great selections from both America and Europe. The Eric Bordelet Sydre “Argelette” 2012 comes in at…

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5 How-To Tips for Properly Tasting Hard Cider

Eve had the right idea. Apples aren’t going anywhere. Hard cider is here to stay. Local producers like Jack’s Hard Cider, Big Hill Ciderworks and Good Intent Cider are cropping up into the local scene, while brands including Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard, Original Sin and Doc’s Draft Hard Cider have been enjoying fruition in cocktail…

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