5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, your feed has likely been 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 the hard and hopeful work that…

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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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Destination Cider: Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz, NY

If you’re sick of being stuck at home, we totally get it! The good news is that the chances are high that if you draw a 2-hour circle around your house on a map, that there is somewhere chill and lovely (with cider, of course) to spend some time with a partner or friend and…

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Take a Peek Inside Jack’s Hard Cider’s New Cider House

In the wake of so much hardship that small businesses are facing during COVID-19, it’s refreshing to get some good news now and then. Though the craft cider community has taken its fair share of knocks during the pandemic, there are some brands that are able to push forward, and occasionally, even grow. One recent…

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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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