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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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: 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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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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Craft Cider Roundup: Still Ciders

It’s no secret that many cider fans love bubbles. I number myself among these folks, but some ciders show off their best qualities by being still. During the heat of summer, we tend to chase refreshment—the more sparkles, the better. But right now, as cool weather settles in, we may be able to appreciate more…

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Time is Running Out to Enter the 2017 California Cider and Mendocino Apple Show Cider Competitions (Aug. 24)

If you’re a cider maker or producer (or even an in-the-know cider enthusiast) from California, chances are you’re aware of the California Cider and Mendocino Apple Show International Cider Competitions. The California Cider Competition (CCC) is specifically for ciders made with fruit from the Golden State, and the Mendocino Apple Show International Cider Competition (MASICC)…

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Craft Cider Round-Up: Ciders Pushing the Envelope

I write Along Came A Cider, a blog where I review ciders from all over the world, focusing on the experience of looking at, smelling, drinking and ruminating over each one. At this point, the blog goes back more than four years; that’s a lot of cider and a lot of reviews. Something I don’t…

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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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