Book Recipe Exclusive: Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Hush Puppies with Saffron-Cider Aioli

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An exclusive first-look at our upcoming book Tasting Cider by editor Erin James, this recipe highlights asparagus while in peak…

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Buy in, load up, #drinkcider: this selection of Spanish-imports should be at the top of your grocery list. Keep them in mind for the holiday season as well — be it for a mental escape to Asturias or to share with good food and better company.
2014 Sidra Asturiana Espumante | Bodegas Mayador | Villaviciosa
An elderly statesman of this cider scene, Mayador’s philosophy was founded on natural cider production and that tradition is carried on today, over 75 years later.

Ready the glassware: New York City Cider Week starts today. Back for another year of cider takeovers in the Big Apple, the 10-day affair connects cidermakers from around the state with restaurant, retail and bar buyers as well as thirsty consumers. The trade and drinkers are piqued with educational resources, cider-focused tastings, dinners, classes and more from Oct. 21 through Oct. 30.

Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced plans to begin selling its award winning craft cider in Georgia on August 1. The award-winning regional craft cidery’s variety of hard cider styles can currently be found across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Pennsylvania through South Carolina, including Tennessee. The expansion into Georgia comes via Atlanta Beverage Company, Eagle Rock Distributing Company, and Leon Farmer & Company.
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The United States Association of Cider Makers has announced Michelle McGrath as their new Executive Director.
Michelle is the former Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network, a non-profit with a mission to build a thriving local food system for the two-state, five-county region known as the Columbia River Gorge.

Black Twig Cider House, the premiere cider house in the Southeast helmed by cider expert and co-owner Mattie Beason with co-owner/chef John Eisensmith, will host their inaugural TxotxFest September 10th, 2016 from noon to 4 pm. This event is the first of its kind in the Southeast to celebrate cider ­ the fastest growing segment in the beverage industry ­ by bringing regional and national cider producers and chefs together.

Cider’s popularity is on the rise, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Vancouver has seen huge increases in availability of both locally ­made and imported ciders, but the cider selection on most menus is rarely more than one or two craft products… until now.

Angry Orchard today announced the release of its new year-round specialty hard cider, Walden Hollow. This is the first cider from Angry Orchard to be made exclusively with apple varieties from New York State, including varieties from last year’s harvest at the Angry Orchard in New York’s Hudson Valley, and heirloom apples from other local orchards.

Don’t get too comfortable in this month of May—June and its plethora of coast-to-coast cider events is ramping up for its arrival onto the scene. With two week devotions to the drink and two festivals in the upper eastern American seaboard, cider drinkers can revel in all that is apple this June.

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All is fair in cider and cheese, with three pairings to prove it.
For decades, wine has had the market cornered when it comes to pairing cheese. Frankly, it’s unfair and, to some palates, the total wrong direction. To sum up a counterpoint in one word: cider.
Thousands of ciders are now on the market in North America, running the spectrum in flavor, sweetness, and mouthfeel.

 
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