Destination Cider

Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Charlottesville, Virginia

Cider drinkers owe a great debt to Virginia. As the site of the first permanent settlement in the New World, early settlers quickly planted apple trees so they could make hard cider, since barley and hops for beer were much more difficult to cultivate. Years later, some of the most important people in Virginia’s —…

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Get to Know Western Cider in Missoula, Montana

It’s been less than a year since Western Cider Co. opened its tasting room in Missoula, Montana, and since it’s in a bit of a far-flung location (at least to us East Coasters), we thought we’d give you a little photo tour of its awesome space. We’re definitely keeping an eye on cheap travel sites…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Charlotte, North Carolina

As the second-largest city in the Southeast, and as a long-standing banking hub and emerging technology hotspot, Charlotte is a bustling, modern metropolis that encapsulates the New South and attracts people from all over the world. This eclectic diversity has made Charlotte one of the hottest food cities in the U.S., ranking above other Southern…

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Plan Your CiderCon 2018: Register for Cider Tours Now

Unbelievably, CiderCon 2018 will be here before we know it (from January 30–February 2)! We’ve already given you a sneak peek at USACM’s awesome new Heritage Cider Track and there’s oh so much more in store for attendees at this epic annual conference. While you’re sure to do plenty of exploring in downtown Baltimore, where…

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UK Cider Sessions: Mike and Albert Johnson of Ross-On-Wye Cider and Perry Company

Hans Edwin Winzeler, a cider maker with Pennsylvania-based Ploughman Cider, is currently spending a 10-month sabbatical in Herefordshire, England. Through employment or volunteering with local producers this season, Hans is able to see firsthand what methods, techniques and practices they use. He’s also gotten to know a few of these cider makers, and he is conducting a…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Asheville, North Carolina

Can a strong cider scene grow in a Beer City? In Asheville, the answer is undoubtedly a yes. Since 2013, three cideries have opened here in part thanks to the abundance of apple orchards in neighboring Henderson County. A new cider-dedicated taproom, Treerock Social, is slated to open later this year in South Asheville. Need…

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Destination Cider: Cider and Ribs at Floyd’s in Paris

Eileen W. Cho is a Korean-American fashion and travel photographer living in Paris, France. She’s also majorly into cider. Check out her first feature for Cider Culture about stumbling across Floyd’s, a bar in Paris, that provided a wonderful taste of home (and superb cider cocktails). I became a cider enthusiast when my friend Ashtyn brought…

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Pure Gold: Liquid Alchemy Beverages

It’s a little confusing as you follow the Google Maps app to Liquid Alchemy Beverages’ (LAB’s) tasting room. First you’re winding through the city of Wilmington, Delaware, assuming it must be in some up-and-coming hip neighborhood. But soon enough, you’re on the residential outskirts of town, and then the map directs you into a very…

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Ready for an Amazing UK Cider Adventure?

If you love to travel and you love to drink cider, this upcoming UK cider trip is for you! The fine folks from Wassail Works are planning the ultimate craft cider experience across the pond from May 28–June 3, 2018, including behind the scene tours and tastings that will help to shine a whole new light on your…

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The Ultimate Guide to Franklin County CiderDays 2017 (Nov. 3–5)

The first weekend of November should be on every cider lover’s calendar, because that’s when the 23rd annual Franklin County CiderDays takes place! Come celebrate all things apple in beautiful and historic Franklin County, Mass., about two hours from Boston. CiderDays allows cider and apple fanatics to take tours and enjoy tastings, attend cider-making workshops and much…

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