As the autumnal equinox draws near and once-green leaves begin to change color, it seems like the perfect time to explore hard cider. While boozy, apple-based beverages might seem like an all-American tradition, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and beyond also have long traditions of cider production in unique regional styles. Perhaps the […]
Michelle, Chief Revenue Officer — Casa Dragones Tequila Joven I was served Casa Dragones Tequila Joven at a dinner party this week. It’s a hand blended mix of 100% blue agave silver tequila and tequila that has been aged for 5 years in charred American oak barrels. This process delivered the smoothest tequila I’ve ever […]
For many people in the United States, Valentine’s Day means busting out the Champagne or red wine. There’s nothing wrong with that (here are the eight best Valentine’s wines, and you should probably drink them at home), but some people — whether they have a Valentine’s date or not — just don’t like wine. Or they don’t […]
Ryan Burk only wants one thing. The head cider maker at Angry Orchard wants to put numbers on his cider labels. Not just any numbers, either. Burk wants to advertise the year of the apple harvest that resulted in the cider in your bottle.
Thanksgiving wine pairings can be a lot to deal with. Sure, there are the standard pairings, but what if you’re not ready to drop money on varietals you’ve never heard of for family you only see when you have to? There’s always Thanksgiving cocktails, and beer works, too, but there’s another option: cider.
It will be hard to forget the election of 2016. There’s a hard split between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters, not to mention a notable rift in the very parties themselves — and it’s not hard to see where the division comes from. No one can blame you for wanting a drink after an […]
We’re gearing up for one of the busiest, booziest, party-filled weekends of the year — that’s right, we’re talking Halloween weekend. While everyone else is pouring down punch and sipping straight shots, we’re putting a fall twist on a summer classic : sangria. We know what you’re thinking — sangria for Halloween? This must be […]
It’s that time of year, when we all begin asking ourselves “just what in the living hell is Wassail?” The story of wassail is the story of some old school superstition and moonlit cider cheerleading. Really. Apparently the pagan English knew how to celebrate apple harvest in style. The custom of “wassailing” basically involved drinking a […]
Cider didn’t used to be so sexy. Its image – a sipper for a country granny while she kicks it in her rocking chair and talks to her cat – is a marketer’s worst nightmare. But cider, undeniably, is having a moment. Cider hits the current zeitgeist in several sweet spots: it’s artisanal, farm-to-table, and […]