Hard cider is a polarizing beverage. For years now it has been declared to be the next big alcohol trend, but while growth is slowly rising, for the most part cider is still seen by many as simply alcoholic apple juice instead of as a drink to be taken seriously in the same way we […]
American cider is currently defined by what it isn’t. Made from fruit, not grain, it isn’t beer — although it is frequently packaged in beer-sized bottles, and drafted alongside beer at bars like The Northman in Chicago or Covenhoven in Brooklyn. It certainly doesn’t inspire the reverence or academic certification that surrounds wine, although production […]
Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]
Wassail wasn’t only the first all-cider bar in New York City — it was one of the most acclaimed spots in town. The design was “upscale tavern,” with rich woods and a gorgeous white marble bar top. It offered dozens of obscure ciders on tap and hundreds more in bottles.
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 […]
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.
Apple picking season is already coming to a close. If you had a chance to make it out into the fields, and you were relatively successful, you likely have a a big basket of leftover apples. Johnny Appleseed would be so proud, probably. But the shelf life of those apples is closing in on you, […]
There seems to be an idea that the Irish drink their cider (hard cider, that is) with ice. In fact, both Bulmers (known here as Magners) and Strongbow—both owned by Heineken International—encourage the consumption of hard cider over ice. We were just wondering…why? On one hand it looks perfectly refreshing, and works incredibly well in […]