Six Days at CiderCON: An Insider’s Look

Last week I was one of about 1,200 attendants at CiderCON in Portland, Oregon. If you don’t know about CiderCON, it is an annual gathering of commercial cider makers. It’s an opportunity for cider makers to meet, share ideas, collaborate and effect positive changes in cider-making and cider-fruit production best practices, the cider market and…

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VIDEO: Inside Look at New Hampshire’s Farnum Hill Ciders

If you’re a cider fan, you’ve most likely heard of the famed Farnum Hill Ciders. In the video below, owner Stephen Wood takes you through the cider-making process from the tree to the barrel for aging. Wood has worked on the farm since 1965 when he was 11 years old. He was there in the…

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Read This: Esteemed New Yorkers Discuss Why Cider Is the Fastest Growing Beverage in Nation

Here’s the must-read roundtable discussion of cider culture in the United States. Co-owner of New York’s Wassail cider bar Sabine Hrechdakian narrates a recent meeting of the minds that includes esteemed cider enthusiasts such as Steve Wood, legendary cidermaker from Farnum Hill in Lebanon, New Hampshire; Eleanor Ledger from Eden Specialty Ciders in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; Andy Brennan of Aaron Burr Cidery in the Hudson Valley; and some of…

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The 411 on Cider Apples & What You Should Know About Them

Unless you’ve been off the grid for awhile, you’ve probably noticed the substantial growth of fermented, alcoholic cider across the country. Much like wine and craft beer, you can enhance your tasting experience by understanding the complexity of the ingredients and the variables across different brewers and wineries. If you enjoy cider or want to get…

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