Cider Tasting

Unexpected Ways to Pair Cider with Your Next Meal

By Daniel Pucci It’s an exciting time to be drinking cider. The market is booming with ciders of every style, flavor and personality and is gaining more fans by the day. And just like its cousins beer and wine, cider goes well with food, too, thanks to its malic acid backbone, tannins and occasional sweetness.…

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German Apfelwein Bembel-With-Care Makes East Coast Debut

One of Germany’s best-known ciders, Bembel-With-Care, will bring its authentic, 100% apple cider to the United States for the first time, debuting in Philadelphia on June 14 and Boston on June 15, followed by New York City on June 16. Known in Germany as apfelwein, the popular gluten-free product is crisp, refreshing, perfect for summertime sipping and…

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7 Hoppy Ciders to Add to Your Easter Dinner Table

Ham? Check. Green bean casserole? Check. Coconut cake? Check. You’ve got the menu figured out for your Easter dinner. Now that the food is good to go, have you considered what you’ll be drinking? Our recommendation: in honor of the Easter Bunny, “hop” to it and treat your guests to a crisp hopped cider. The refreshing…

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International Cider Competition Back for Second Year

The second annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition is now accepting entries of ciders from around the world through April 28. Judging will be held on May 5. After last year’s successful inaugural cider competition, in which more than 250 ciders were entered into the competition, the 2017 judging is looking to attract an even wider…

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7 Ciders We’ll Be Sipping This April

April starts tomorrow, and with it comes the sight of buds blooming, the thrill of Easter egg hunts and crazy weather that can run from chilly to rainy to sultry in the space of just a day. What will we be drinking in this month with many moods? Here’s a peek: On Chilly Nights: Virtue Cider’s…

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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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