Cider or cyder (/ˈsaɪdər/ SY-dər) is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice . Cider alcohol content varies from 1.2% ABV to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In some regions, cider may be called "apple wine".In the United States and some parts of Canada, the alcoholic beverage discussed in this article is commonly known as "hard cider", while simply "cider" often refers to non-alcoholic unfiltered apple juice. The addition of sugar or extra fruit before a second fermentation increases the alcoholic content of the resulting beverage. An alcoholic apple beverage with higher alcohol content (>10%) is an "apple wine".
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      Where to spend your perfect autumn Michigan getaway treats at L. Mawby All photos by Dorothy Hernandez. Just a four-hour drive (or more, if there’s traffic – it is the Motor City after all) away from Detroit is a culinary and drink paradise. Much has been said about Traverse City’s wine scene (riesling expert Stuart Pigott’s book Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Sto ...

      Dorothy Hernandez/ The Alcohol Professorin Riesling- 2 readers -
    • Liking Them Apples – In a Glass!

      A selection of American apple brandies and Calvados photo by MTSOfan The leaves are changing in the Hudson valley, Autumn is most certainly here, and it’s time to drink apple brandy! Though Normandy is home to many old apple brandy producers, many of whom enjoy the AOC Calvados distinction, there are very few restrictions and designations to govern labeling outside of France.

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  • Seattle Wine & Food Experience expands

    …. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Sponsored by Seattle Magazine, it puts on display the bounty from the Pacific Northwest’s waters as it features many of Seattle’s top waterfront restaurants. Also featured will be sparkling wine (domestic and Champagne), cider and beer. Here is the pricing for various tickets to the Seattle…

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  • Virginia Cider Week Cider Salon Trade Tasting

    … Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe read a proclamation announcing that November 14th to the 23rd was officially Virginia Cider Week. On Monday we attended a Virginia Cider tasting at the Lemaire Restaurant in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The area for the tasting filled quickly as eight cideries poured their ciders. During the tasting…

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  • Virginia Celebrates Cider

    … There are activities this weekend through next weekend celebrating cider in the state of Virginia. Virginia is an old state compared to the rest of the country. When English settlers arrived in the 1500s and 1600s, cider was one of the first fermented beverages made in the colony. Cider (alcoholic) was made for centuries in England…

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  • Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Seizoen Bretta

    … is complex – the sour flavours are muted but present, there is a herbal grassy character which is balanced by ripe pears. It has a dry, yeasty character, not unlike champagne. The finish and aftertaste reminds me distinctly of a dry cider. It is not enough to merely write about the hops or the malt on this beer, both of which are minor players…

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  • America’s Top Twenty-Five Beers: The Fool-Frontal “Must Haves”

    … direction. Soft, pretty notes of apple cider, ripe pears, tropical fruits, gummy bears, apricots, white grapes, baking spices, and a firm but pliable sourness that flatters the beer instead of whacking you out. Almanac is absolutely killin’ it, these days, and this is an excellent choice for any newbie who wants to ease into the world of sours without…

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  • Discovering Virginia’s Ciders during the Third Annual Cider Week

    … Castle Hill Cider Starting Friday, November 14, Virginia is celebrating the Third Annual Cider Week. The excitement continues until November 23. Events will take place at cideries and restaurants. Cider, once a very popular drink, is now on the rise again in popularity and the industry is growing quickly. Virginia has 10 cideries. According…

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  • Cider Week Quiz: Which U.S. state hosts the most hard cider producers?

    … With apple season in full swing, hard cider is experiencing a seasonal renaissance with increased exposure from consumers, the media, and online tastings (#winestudio). Plus, Cider week starts November 14th in both Virginia and the Hudson Valley -- where consumers can learn more about the beverage through special tastings and events. Hard cider…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass- 1 readers -
  • Aaron Burr Cidery - The Foodie Cider

    … There is no question that among foodies, that Aaron Burr Ciders have been the darling of the farm-to-table world. The "unicorn cider," as New York Cork Report Editor-in-Chief Lenn Thompson referred to it, for its hard to find nature, has made it even more desirable. We both had the opportunity, along with about a dozen or so writers, to sample…

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