Cider Tasting

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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Welcome to Our New Video Series: Cider Mail!

Welcome to our first video series: Cider Mail! This ongoing exploration of the many amazing cider samples sent to us will feature cider experts, writers and makers, as well as chefs, culinary artisans and any other cider enthusiasts we can lure into our studio with the promise of some tasty cider. In our first episode,…

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Cider Loves Food: Cider and Brunch Pairings

In our 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.  No matter what the weather looks like outside, spring is here (we’re just going to keep saying that until it comes true). One of…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Cozy Winter Ciders

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders, perries and different apples. In this age of strange seasons, we rarely know what to expect of winter. Even in…

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How to Pair 8 Classic Holiday Sweets with Cider

The holidays are here again, and it’s time to entertain, celebrate and gather around the table with family and friends. This time of year presents a perfect opportunity to introduce your guests to the wonderful flexibility of craft cider! The virtues of cider pairing with ham, turkey, goose and pork are clear to all cider…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Different Apples

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders and perries. No matter what fabulous experiments creative cider makers come up with, apples are the heart of cider. I want to round up…

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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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Craft Cider Roundup: Perries

This is the fourth installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her first article for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, her second article about still ciders and her third article about autumnal ciders. One of my 2016 New Year’s resolutions was to start to…

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Very Vermont: Try This Cheese & Cider Pairing from the Green Mountain State

There’s a lot to love about Vermont: green mountains; rolling fields; that big, beautiful lake and some of the most sought-after craft beverages and farmstead artisan cheeses, often only available within state lines. Once you’re in the Green Mountain State, plan to do a little hunting to score delicious food and drink souvenirs. Windfall Orchard…

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