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Women Making Waves in the Cider World

Women Making Waves in the Cider World 9: The Third Coast

By Holly Tennant / November 2, 2017 /

For this next roundup of women cider makers, we’re exploring a Third Coast theme. The term “Third Coast” generally refers to places near the Great Lakes (Chicago, too), because of the multiple coastlines. Interestingly, in casual usage, the term “Fourth Coast” seems to be interchangeable. And both expressions are sometimes used to describe other locales…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World

Women Making Waves in the Cider World 8

By Holly Tennant / September 7, 2017 /

For this continuation of our series on Women Making Waves in the Cider World, we spent some hot weeks in the Interior region of British Columbia. Approximately a four-hour drive east of the coastal region, the Interior is home to a cider and winemaking culture that many say rivals Napa Valley for both beauty and…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 7

By Holly Tennant / July 18, 2017 /

From coast to coast and across the pond, women continue to find their place in the thriving cider trade. For our 7th Women Making Waves feature, we asked three different women what distinguishes ciders and cider making in their regions: the west coast, east coast and Europe. Pat Knittel, Wrangletown Cider Company Looking to the…

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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 6

By Holly Tennant / March 30, 2017 /

As 2017 unfolds, cider is getting closer to becoming a staple beverage alongside beer and wine, and it is also receiving creative treatment in unexpected directions. New cider companies are cropping up almost daily, and others are transitioning as the industry matures. Also continuing to “trend” this year are women cidermakers. In honor of Women’s…

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Michelle McGrath

Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 4

By Holly Tennant / September 27, 2016 /

Don’t you feel as though we’ve been through something together this year so far? It has been a remarkable year for women and a remarkable year for cider. This year, along with record-breaking cider production, the industry harvested progress for the women in our midst. We’ve seen the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM)…

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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 3

By Holly Tennant / July 1, 2016 /

We’re back with an early summer installment of our exploration of women in cider. Recently, we hit the pavement and discovered two more rock stars of the cider world: Josie Mielke, co-owner and head cider maker at Urban Orchard Cider Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, and Misty Stallard, “head cideress” (as she calls herself) at Rowan Asher…

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More Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World

By Holly Tennant / May 31, 2016 /

What do you know? There are all kinds of women out there making waves in the cider industry. Our article earlier this spring featuring four women in cider turned out to be the tip of the iceberg, and we’ve heard from plenty more with stories to tell that will further hook you on your favorite beverage. In…

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4 Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World

By Holly Tennant / March 28, 2016 /

You may think that cider is just a man’s game—and the fact that the board of the U.S. Association of Cider Makers contains 10 men and just 1 woman would certainly seem to bear that out—but we’re here to tell you that there is a group of hard-working women advancing the craft in many different capacities.…

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Women's History month craft cider

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Craft Cider

By Emily Kovach / March 11, 2020 /

March is Women’s History Month, an excellent 31 days in which media attention turns intentionally to cover the literally infinite ways women have contributed to every aspect of our society and our world. While in some ways, it would be pretty cool if special months like Black History Month and Women’s History Month were more…

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Michelle McGrath

USACM Executive Director Michelle McGrath is Named a ’40 Under 40 Tastemaker’ by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

By Emily Kovach / August 21, 2018 /

We would like to take a moment from our regularly scheduled content to say: Hooray! The United States Association of Cider Makers‘ (USACM) Executive Director (and friend to Cider Culture), Michelle McGrath, has been named a “40 Under 40 Tastemaker” by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The list is meant to represent, “the trailblazers who are shaping the…

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Diane Flynt

Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider Named a Finalist in 2018 James Beard Awards

By Emily Kovach / March 14, 2018 /

This morning, we were able to attend the 2018 James Beard Award nominee announcements at Parc in Philadelphia, and we were thrilled to hear Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider was once again named as a finalist in the “Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional” category (she was also nominated last year). The parameters of the…

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enslaved black cidermakers

George and Ursula Granger: The Erasure of Enslaved Black Cidermakers

By Darlene Hayes / February 5, 2024 /

This essay originally appeared in Issue 13 (2021) of the zine Malus. Historical research can be a frustrating business. Documentary records tend to be maddeningly incomplete. What might be key documents are often absent — tossed out by a well-meaning clerk, destroyed by water or rodents, or simply left to molder away in some forgotten…

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