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Q&A with Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks

Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks has been a tireless advocate and energizer around craft cider. He’s a supporter of the annual Franklin County Cider Days (now in its 25th year!), a member of the board of directors for Cider Institute of North America, the founder of the Connecticut Cider Association and a contributor…

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5 Ciders That Have Us Stoked on 2019 Cider Week Virginia

Virginia is for cider lovers! This is true all year long, but especially during Cider Week Virginia, which takes place in Old Dominion this year, from November 15 to the 24 all across the Commonwealth. With 16 regional farm-made and craft cider makers featured in events in VA, there are so many awesome ways to…

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The Best Cider Donuts in the Northeast

As autumn arrives each year, nostalgia sets in, reminding us of all the traditions that make the season so special. Pumpkin carving, apple picking, fall festivals … it’s hard not to fall in love with this season. Autumn also brings back cider donuts! Made from the juices of freshly pressed apples, every sugary bite brings…

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Meet the Terroir-Driven Ciders of Willow Oaks Craft Cider

For 30 years, Lori Leitzel Rice and her husband, Eric Rice, have been growing fruit at Country Pleasures Farm, the oldest organic farm in the state of Maryland. Inspired by the complex, dry ciders he’d tasted during travels in Europe during his grad school days, Eric had always hoped to make cider from some of…

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Santa Cruz Cider Company Opens Apple City Tasting Room (Aug. 24)

In Watsonville, California, about 18 miles southeast of Santa Cruz, exciting things are happening! On Saturday, August 24, Santa Cruz Cider Company opened its first tasting room, which it is dubbing Apple City Cider Tasting Room. The name of this comfy, semi-industrial space pays homage to the fact that, a century ago, Watsonville was the…

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It’s Time to Gear up for Washington Cider Week (Sept. 5–15)

It’s nearly here: The 9th Annual Washington Cider Week, (which is actually more like a week and a half), takes place from September 5 to 15. This cider extravaganza is organized by the Northwest Cider Association, with events, tastings and more cider fun happening all across the state of Washington. Some of our favorite Pacific…

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The 8th Annual Oregon Cider Week is Here (June 20–30)

Now in its 8th year, Oregon Cider Week is happening from now until the end of June! After nearly a decade of running this celebration of Oregon’s incredible cider community and industry, the crew at the Northwest Cider Association knows a thing or two about putting together a successful cider week. They’re upping the ante…

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Start Planning for the 2019 PA Cider Fest (June 22)

Back again for its fourth year, and one of the best annual cider events on the East Coast: It’s the PA Cider Fest! Slated this year for Saturday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m., this wildly crowd-pleasing event will offer over 65 varieties of cider from over 25 producers from PA, including Hale &…

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Meet the Crew Running the Woodchuck Cider House

Running a bar isn’t easy: There are so many components to think about that are mostly invisible to the customer. How often do you clean the draft lines? Who’s the best company to wash your linens? How much citrus do you need on hand for garnishing cocktails? Every detail, big and small, adds up to…

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Mountain West Cider Expands Tasting Room into Cider House & Bar

Exciting news for Mountain West Cider: This Salt Lake City, Utah-based cidery recently announced that it is expanding its current tasting room space into an official cider house and bar. Guests will be able to enjoy pours of its award-winning craft ciders, as well as crafty cider cocktails featuring Utah-based spirits. We’ve got our eye…

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