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Serving Cider: A Guide to Glassware

I’ve been fascinated by cider glassware for years. And based on the responses when I asked my fellow cider-nerds on Twitter how they serve cider, I’m not the only one. Lots of people have their own favorite type of glass in which to pour cider; other folks like to switch out the glass type depending…

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Cider Loves Food: Snacks and Party Snacks 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. February is a great month for a party. It’s cold outside, and going out isn’t super appealing, but we’ve…

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Cider Roundup: Low ABV Ciders, Perries and More

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, different apples and cozy winter ciders. Some folks do a “Dry January,” meaning they commit to a month of…

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Cider Loves Food: Italian-American 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. When I need food that will warm my body and help smooth my rough edges, Italian-American food is my…

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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. This seemingly…

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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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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 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. 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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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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Cider & Cheese: How to Create a Summer Cheese Board

You don’t need us to explain why cheese and cider are so great together (so great, in fact, that some cheese makers have even begun washing their cheeses with cider). But, that’s not to say that all cheese and cider pairings are created equal, because they’re not. Playing with texture, flavor, acidity and sweetness, you…

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