Cidermaker Q & A: Tandem Ciders

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine lovers to the world of cider. Along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We first discovered Tandem Ciders in 2016 on…

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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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7 Reasons to Register for CiderCon 2020 ASAP

CiderCon 2020 is coming up quickly, and if you haven’t gotten the chance to register, now is the time! This year, the premier cider conference is being held in Oakland, California, January 28 to January 31 at the Oakland Marriott. If you’ve been to CiderCon in the past, you don’t need us to tell you…

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Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Craft Cider: After the Fall

Maria Kretschmann grew up on Kretschmann’s Farm, founded by her parents Don and Becky Kretschmann in 1971 in Rochester, PA, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. She spent her childhood surrounded by vegetables and fruits and learning the ins and outs of organic farming (the farm was Western Pennsylvania’s first to be certified organic). And…

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5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, over the next few weeks, your feed is going to be rife with harvest photos. Though the perfect time for apple picking varies a bit from region to region, autumn is when farmers and orchardists are out there, harvesting apples in epic numbers. What better way to celebrate…

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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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