Destination Cider

Enjoy a Week of Sidra Discovery on the Asturias CiderTour 2017

If you have a passion for cider, you know that cider and travel go well together. Different regions around the world have different and unique cider styles, and they are all worth seeking out while doing some cider exploring.  This spring, travel with the CiderTour group to locations around Asturias, along the northern coast of Spain, including stops…

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Resilience: Good Life Farm and The Finger Lakes Cider House

Melissa Madden and Garrett Miller of Good Life Farm/Good Life Cider and Finger Lakes Cider House have gone beyond sustainability and learned regeneration, that which can renew during changing times—certainly a relevant message for 2017. Cider Culture interviewed Melissa to discover the answer to a simple question: what is the Good Life? Good Life Farm: Permaculture and Resilience Permaculture…

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Limited Release Alert: Dogfish Head’s Esprit Malade

The holidays are special, so you better stop what you’re doing and get your hands on a bottle of something special—like Dogfish Head’s Esprit Malade. This blend of apple brandy, house-made cider and raw apple cider is a tart and full-bodied spirit that is perfect for the holiday season. French for “Sick Spirit,” Esprit Malade…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Denver, Colorado

To many beer enthusiasts, Denver is the beer capital of the world, the ultimate beer destination. I searched the internet for a complete list of breweries in the Denver area and came up with several hundred. Serving as the host city to the Great American Beer Festival, the largest American beer festival and an event known…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in and Around Burlington, Vermont

Vermont is well respected for its beer scene, with some of the best breweries in the world located in the Green Mountain state (a few that quickly come to mind are Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s Finest Liquids and The Alchemist). Vermont is also home to one of the oldest, largest and best known cider makers in the country, Woodchuck Cider, and…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Quebec

Quebec City may not seem like an obvious cider destination. When most people think of our northern neighbor, it’s most often for its freezing cold winters. If you have enjoyed ice cider, you may already know that this region is internationally known for producing award-winning ice ciders as well as being among North America’s most…

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Destination Cider: Normandy and the Tour de France

Each year the Tour de France, the world’s most famous bike race, takes place over a period of 21 days (English speakers call each day called a “stage”), covering much of France and also passing into neighboring countries. For the past year, the residents of the northwestern part of France, known as Normandy, have anticipated the…

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Road Trip! Get Out and Discover the North East Cider Trail

Are you a cider lover seeking a road trip based around your favorite beverage? Then, we have the excursion for you! Explore the North East Cider Trail and sip your way through the northeastern United States, including the states of Virginia through Maine. Make a stop at cideries such as Rowan Asher Winery and Hard Cidery in…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Experiencing quality cider on a vacation is a great way to taste local agriculture and meet interesting people. When setting off for any locale, I usually begin my cider-trip planning with Eric West’s Cider Guide blog, which features current maps of cider locations around the world. Recently, I was headed to Michigan, the third-largest grower of…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in New York City

New York City is a great destination for travelers seeking cider on the road amidst some of the most popular tourist sites in the world. Curious about where to sip cider in the city that doesn’t sleep? We’re rounding up 13 Manhattan places to visit to get a taste of The Big Apple. We’ve barely skimmed the surface with…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Portland, Oregon

While in the City of Roses for CiderCON we experienced a seemingly never-ending supply of delicious ciders in unique settings. It seemed like every stop on our way, be it cider bars, cider-maker taprooms, bars, restaurants, convenience stores or bottle shops, all had great selections of ciders made locally and around the world. Here are…

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