Cider News – June 9, 2017

Destination Ciders of the Hudson Valley

Here’s a recap of the best cider news worth sharing:

1) Cider Week Hudson Valley begins today. Highlights include Destination Ciders—limited-edition ciders only available at the farms where they’re made—and the 3rd Annual Historic Huguenot Street Cider Market in New Paltz on Saturday.

2) Two great articles from NPR’s The Salt: An Ancient Spanish Style Of Cider Takes Root In America and How New Roots Are Driving An Apple Renaissance.

3) “There’s more to the lifecycle of apple trees than just blossoms and fruit.” Virtue Cider visits their Southwest Michigan growers in Our Neighbors’ Orchards: Spring Edition.

4) Cider Culture shares recipes for Cider BBQ SauceCider-Spiked PicklesCaramelized Onions with Cider, and Bacon Cider Butter. (Bonus recipe: The Cider Chef’s Moutarde Maison.)

5) Nat West, Dan Pucci, and Gidon Coll talk East Coast vs. West Coast Cider on Beer Sessions Radio. And Cider Chat interviews Charles McGonegal of AEppelTreow Winery.

6) Cidercraft interviews Bri Ewing, Food and Fermentation Specialist at Washington State University’s Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center.

7) West Avenue Cider opens doors to new retail store outside Hamilton, Ontario. Wines In Niagara has posted 6 brief reviews of ciders currently available at the tasting room.

8) The Ciderologist judges international ciders in A Right Royal Showcase! and visits Australia in Global Cider Tour Part 1. (Registration for the 2017 Australian Cider Awards is now open.)

9) On tap this Saturday: Pour the Core: Brooklyn and the Minnesota Craft Cider Festival. (Cider Soms recap Cider Week Colorado and The Pressed Conference in Cider Road Trip: Denver.)

10) Along Came a Cider reviews Citizen Cider Companion Sour Cherry CiderCider Says reviews Henney’s Dry CiderOregon Mead & Cider Free Press Cyser, 2 Towns Hop & Stalk, and 2 Towns Prickle Me Pink ^2. Cidercraft reviews Tieton Lavender Honey. CiderScene reviews Citizen Cider Companion Sour Cherry Cider. Cider Society reviews Graft Cider Fur Coat and Fanjul Sidra Natural. The Cider Drinker reviews Friels Vintage and Celtic Marches Ruby Tuesday. And Cider Explorer reviews Mayador Producción Limitada 2014, Celtic Marches Thundering Molly, and OVY Perrysuade.

Have a great weekend!