Cider News – June 1, 2018

Ontario Craft Cider Week

1) Ontario Craft Cider Week kicks off today with events across the province.

2) Hard Cider Sales Rebound After Two Years of Declines according to Nielsen data obtained by Forbes.

3) The Biodiversity Heritage Library releases its Pomology: Apples and Cider collection with online access to the Herefordshire Pomona, the Vinetum Britannicum, and other classic texts.

4) Virtue Cider visits its growers in Our Neighbors’ Orchards: A Late Start for Spring. (Also in Michigan: this week’s Cider Chat episode is Cider Voices from Grand Rapids.)

5) Cider Culture explores how cheesemakers use cider in Made with Cider: Jasper Hill Willoughby Washed-Rind Soft Cheese.

6) Matt Kaminsky—author of The Wild Apple Forager’s Guide—chats with the Wellness Insider Network podcast in Apples as food and medicine. (Also worth a look: So, You’re Planting a Bunch of Apples You Can’t Eat? by Al Snape of Far From the Tree Cider.)

7) Harry’s Cider of Somerset is the Supreme British Champion and Johnny Fall Down of Cork is the Supreme International Champion at the British Cider Championships at the Royal Bath & West Show. And Old Monty Cider of Mid Wales is the Champion Producer at the Welsh Perry & Cider Society Championships.

8) Entry registration is open for the Australian Cider Awards and the inaugural Japan Cider and Perry Awards.

9) On tap this weekend: the Hudson Valley Cider Festival (New York), Melick’s Hard Cider Festival (New Jersey), the opening of Minnesota Cider Week, the International Cider Festival (Rotterdam), and World Cider Day.

10) Along Came a Cider reviews 2 Towns Pearadise and WildCraft Hard CiderCider Says reviews Shacksbury Spritz and Aspall Perronelle’s BlushI Think About Beer reviews Cyril Zangs Ciderman. Cidercraft reviews Cidrerie Milton Cid RoséCiderScene reviews Treehorn MiyabiCider Table reviews Uncle John’s Apple Blueberry. Cider Couple review Cold Hollow Cider Mill Barn DanceThe Cider Drinker reviews 6 Somewhere SweetCider Explorer reviews Dunkertons Breakwells Seedling, InCide Holunder, and Maeloc Sidra Extra EcológicaCider from Poland interviews Cydr Chyliczki. And Real Cider Reviews previews the Festival Ciders at GABS Sydney and reviews Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged Cider 2016.

Have a great weekend!

Eric

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