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Vermont Cider Company Releases Two Ultra-Premium Ciders, Addison & Wassail

Vermont Cider Company recently announced its first ciders to be released into the ultra-premium cider segment: Addison, a year-round style, and Wassail, a barrel-aged seasonal. Named for Addison County, where it is produced, Addison is crafted from 100 percent fresh-pressed juice sourced only from Vermont and Northeastern orchards. “Addison is a semi-dry cider, but it is…

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Wassail’s Cidermaker Dinner to Debut Exclusive Oliver’s & Angry Orchard Collaboration (Sept. 13)

Mark your calendars: Wassail’s upcoming cider dinner will showcase hard cider from two exceptional cideries—plus a few exclusive releases! On September 13 from 7:30–9:30 p.m., enjoy a special cidermaker’s dinner where a four-course meal will be paired with ciders from both Oliver’s Cider and Angry Orchard Cider. Meet cidermakers Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Ryan Burk of…

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At the Wassail Bar: Indian Ladder Farmstead (NY)

Located beneath the Helderberg Escarpment in Altamont, New York, Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery is an estate brewery and cidery that grows its own hops, barley and apples. ILF is a century-old, fourth-generation 160-acre family farm. Brewer/cidermaker Dietrich Gehring will be hanging out at the Wassail bar to meet you! The three dry “beer-drinkers”…

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Celebrate Wassail’s One-Year Anniversary with Early Release, Rare & Hard-to-Find Ciders (March 24)

Wassail is throwing a one-year anniversary party, and you’re invited! The cider-sipping fun unfolds on March 24 from 9 p.m.–1 a.m. with a variety of unique ciders for your sampling pleasure, including those of the rare and early release varieties. Want the finer details as to what you’ll be able to sip? Offerings include a single varietal cider from…

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Cider Cocktail to Make at Home: Wassail’s Sandpaper Cadillac

At Wassail, New York City’s quintessential cider destination, an outstanding cider list on draft and in bottles is joined by an impressive array of housemade cocktails that elevate cider and mixology. Jade Sotack, Wassail’s head bartender, has created the Sandpaper Cadillac—a delicious cider with citrus cocktail featuring Pisco, a grape eau de vie from Peru…

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Drink This: SNAP Wassail Thanksgiving Cocktail

There’s on an old English drinking ritual known as wassailing, which is a toast to the health of the orchard trees to promote a good harvest for the following year. Consider settling down after Thanksgiving dinner with a glass or two of SNAP Wassail for dessert. Although the recipe calls for non-alcoholic cider, you can just as…

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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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Don’t Miss This: Lower East Cider Festival (Nov. 8)

Have you heard about Cider Week New York City? The event starts on Friday, November 6, and runs until Sunday, November 15. One of the top events of Cider Week, the Lower East Cider Festival, will be taking place this Sunday, November 8, from noon–4 p.m. on Orchard Street in Manhattan. The festival will launch its…

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