Search Results: DIY Cider Making

5 Cider Podcasts to Explore for Education and Fun

By Emily Kovach / December 21, 2020 /

Over the past decade, podcasts have exploded onto the media scene. Spotify has its own podcast division now, and there are tons of dedicated apps specifically designed for podcast listening, like Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. Scroll through any of them, and you’ll find podcasts dedicated to literally every topic under the sun … including craft…

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craft cider gifts

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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home cider making

Cider School #8: Home Cider Making Advice & Tips with William Grote of New Salem Cider (Thurs., May 21, at 6 p.m. ET)

By Emily Kovach / May 18, 2020 /

Find the video recording of our Cider School with William Grote here. One interesting outcome of so many of us being homebound due to COVID-19 is that home-fermentation projects seem to be trending worldwide. If social media is any indication, there are a lot of new DIY cider-makers out there! If you’ve been dabbling in…

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cider education

4 Resources to Ramp Up Your DIY Cider Education

By Emily Kovach / March 24, 2020 /

As much as we might wish we could take a six-month sabbatical from regular life to immerse ourselves in cider education at Cornell, Penn State Extension or The Beer & Cider Academy, alas, it isn’t realistic for many of us. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help us become better cider consumers,…

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CiderCon 2020

7 Reasons to Register for CiderCon 2020 ASAP

By Emily Kovach / January 8, 2020 /

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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cooking with cider

How to Cook With Cider in Every Dish on Your Holiday Table

By Emily Kovach / November 11, 2019 /

You’ve done your research on the best ciders to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner, from easy and light welcome drinks to post-dessert sips that combat the dreaded 7 p.m. drowsiness. You raided your local bottle shop for a range of crowd-pleasing cider treats, from sessionable, dry-hopped cans for your craft beer-obsessed BFF, to off-dry sparklers…

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After the Fall Cider

Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Craft Cider: After the Fall

By Emily Kovach / October 25, 2019 /

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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Spoke + Spy

Q&A with Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks

By Emily Kovach / September 13, 2019 /

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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Hale & True

Philly’s Hale & True to Offer a 3-Session Cider-Making Course

By Emily Kovach / January 3, 2019 /

Was your New Year’s resolution to try your hand at DIY cider making? If so, and you live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, you’re very much in luck: Hale & True Cider Co., an urban cidery and taproom that opened in May of 2018 in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood, is offering its first-ever cider-making course, which…

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Redfield Cider Bar

Redfield, a Cider Bar in Oakland, Ca., Announces Opening Date: Jan. 6

By Emily Kovach / December 19, 2018 /

You’ve been listening to their podcast, following progress on Instagram and waiting ever-so-patiently for the team behind Redfield, the East Bay’s first cider bar and bottle shop, to announce an opening date. Finally, that day has come! On Sunday, January 6, 2019, Redfield will open its doors for business! Located in the Rockridge neighborhood of…

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Cider Week Virginia

4 Events to Check Out at Cider Week Virginia (Nov. 9–18)

By Emily Kovach / October 22, 2018 /

Back in July, we suggested three ciders to drink to get excited about Cider Week Virginia and, now, this epic cider celebration is just around the corner! From November 9–18, Virginia is for lovers and cider-lovers, with events, tap takeovers, dinners and so much more in store. Though there are plenty of awesome events to explore during…

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Carr's Cider Syrup

Made with Cider: Carr’s Cider Syrup

By Emily Kovach / August 6, 2018 /

Craft cider isn’t just for drinking! There are more and more food artisans that are including cider in their edible creations, a trend we’ll examine in this column, “Made with Cider.” Know of something we should highlight? Reach out to us at Yeah, we love cooking with cider, but what about when you need…

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