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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 5: Pomme Boots Society

By Holly Tennant / January 26, 2017 /

Since 2015, cider folk have welcomed the nascent Pomme Boots Society, a Portland-based analog to the beer world’s Pink Boots Society, an organization for women in the industry. The Pomme Boots ladies will once again be at CiderCon in February, this year hosting a panel called “Cider Lessons from Cider’s Women.” The discussion takes place Thursday, February 9, from…

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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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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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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 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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5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

By Emily Kovach / October 4, 2021 /

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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Serving Cider: A Guide to Glassware

By Meredith Collins / August 13, 2021 /

I’ve been fascinated by cider glassware for years. And based on the responses when I asked my fellow cider-nerds on Twitter how they serve cider, I’m not the only one. Lots of people have their own favorite type of glass in which to pour cider; other folks like to switch out the glass type depending…

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Gift it Up: The 2020 Cider Culture Gift Guide

By Emily Kovach / December 11, 2020 /

Gift-giving season is upon us! If you are an adult human, you probably have to get a bunch of gifts for friends and family, and sometimes that can feel overwhelming. It’s kind of a bummer, isn’t it? The act of giving a gift should make both parties feel “warm and fuzzy,” but the endeavor of…

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A Dish-by-Dish Cider Pairing Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

By Meredith Collins / November 6, 2020 /

This Thanksgiving cider-pairing guide by Meredith Collins from the popular blog, Along Came a Cider, is brought to you by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). So, we’ve finally made our Thanksgiving plans. Whether that involves an intimate gathering or a feast with the whole fam, one thing is for certain: There will…

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