Cider News – October 13, 2017

The Cider Junction - San Jose

1) Silicon Valley’s first cider house readies the taps according to the San Jose Mercury News. The Cider Junction—a self-described “cider bistro and bottleshop”—features 25+ draft lines, 60+ bottles/cans, and a variety of small plates.

2) Dan Pucci helps GQ select its Ciders You Should Be Drinking This Fall.

3) Cider Culture suggests 5 Hard Cider Cocktails to Try This Fall. And Cidercraft introduces the Vieux Carré de Pomme—its take on the classic New Orleans cocktail.

4) USA Today shares its top picks in 50 States: 50 Cider Destinations. Of related interest: Colorado’s Cider Scene6 Best Places to Go Cider Tasting in North Carolina This Fall, and 10 of the Best Cider Mills in Wisconsin. (Did you know that October is Wisconsin Cider Month?)

5) “Without the H-2A program, a successful harvest would not be viable.” The New York Times reports on The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York.

6) “What’s it going to take to get you to plant cider apples?” Alejandro del Peral of Nine Pin Cider and Jake Samascott of Samascott Orchards discuss Growing a wider variety of flavors for cider.

7) Good Beer Hunting interviews Louisa Spencer and Steve Wood of Farnum Hill Ciders. And Cider Chat interviews Jérome Dupont of Domaine Dupont.

8) Cidermaker Barny Butterfield details Devon’s rich cider history (and bright future) in Devon cider is back, and it’s better than ever at Sandford Orchards.

9) On tap: the Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival in Washington, Traverse City Cider Week in Michigan, the Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival in Nottingham, and The Big Apple Harvestime Festival in Herefordshire. (Also of interest: Cider Week FLX Perspectives from the Finger Lakes Cider House and the Ultimate Guide to Franklin County CiderDays 2017 from Cider Culture.)

10) Along Came a Cider reviews Devoto Orchards Save the GravensteinCider Says reviews 2 Towns Cidre Bouché 2016Farnum Hill Semi Dry, and Farnum Hill Kingston Black 2015. Cidercraft reviews Bauman’s Fresh HoppedCiderScene reviews 101 Cider House Black DogThe Milled Apple reviews Stormalong Mass Appeal and Graft Cider Book of Nomad. Cider Society reviews Sonoma Cider The WimbleThe Cider Inspirer reviews Sandford Orchards Devon RedThe Cider Drinker reviews Brännland Cider Pernilla Perle. And Cider Explorer reviews Dorset Nectar Old Harry RocksManzanova Sidra Ecologica, and Ramborn Farmhouse.

Have a great weekend!