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Both the Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley are synonymous with orcharding, from cherries and chestnuts to apples…

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Join us to celebrate the release of our Tasting Cider book!
“TASTING CIDER: The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider,” the complete guide to North America’s oldest beverage, celebrates hard cider’s rich history and its modern makers with cocktail and food recipes galore. The book officially releases this week and we plan to celebrate!
Our friends — and one of the featured makers in the book — at Seattle Cider Co.

You’ve hopefully heard by now that we wrote a book. Fingers-crossed “Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider” has long since been in your Amazon order history and you are counting down the days until you can read about your favorite cidermakers, shake up cocktails written by master mixologists featuring your choice ciders and follow user-friendly recipes to cider-cooking success. We know we are.

Tasting Cider
The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider
by Erin James and CIDERCRAFT Magazine
$19.95
This complete guide to North America’s oldest beverage celebrates hard cider’s rich history and its modern makers, as well as its deliciously diverse possibilities. Flavor profiles and tasting guidelines highlight 100 selections of cider — including single varietal, dessert, hopped, and barrel-aged — plus perry, cider’s pear-based cousin.

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.
“Eagle Rock Distributing Co.

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.

 
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