Cider Tasting

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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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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4 Events to Check Out at Cider Week Virginia (Nov. 9–18)

Back in July, we suggested three ciders to drink to get excited about Cider Week Virginia and, now, this epic cider celebration is just around the corner! From November 9–18, Virginia is for lovers and cider-lovers, with events, tap takeovers, dinners and so much more in store. Though there are plenty of awesome events to explore during…

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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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Cider Loves Food: Thai-Food 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. I’ll never forget falling in love with Thai food. My first experience was eating it with my best friend…

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Cider Loves Food: Sushi and Japanese Food

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. When I don’t feel like cooking, one of my go-to dinner solutions is sushi and Japanese food. This cuisine makes for some…

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Destination Cider: Exploring Cider in Scotland

Many cider enthusiasts are familiar with the cider traditions of England, France and Spain, but I wanted to see what Scottish ciders are like. I won a contest and got to travel to Scotland with my husband this summer, and I was determined to ask about cider every chance I got. (Full disclosure: The contest…

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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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Try Germany’s Most Popular Cider, Bembel-With-Care, in Philly and D.C. This Summer

This summer, Germany’s most popular cider, Bembel-With-Care®, will host two educational events in two of the United States’ most prestigious museums: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Franklin Institute and Washington, DC’s Smithsonian. Bembel-With-Care® has produced cider in Germany since 2007, when it saw the time-honored beverage was starting to gain traction with wine and beer drinkers, alike. Bembel-With-Care®’s…

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