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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  • CBS Sunday Morning: “Cider: Bringing Back a Forgotten Drink”

    … Nov 24th, 2014 by David Flaherty Was incredibly honored to appear on CBS Sunday Morning News today. Huge thanks to producer Jon Carras, host Faith Salee, and the whole crew. They really dug in to tell the true story of today’s cider industry. Kudos to my good friends: Ben and Jen at The Queens Kickshaw, and Andy and Polly at The Cidery! Tags: Aaron Burr cider, Aaron Burr Cidery, Andy Brennan, Ben Sandler, CBS Sunday Morning, Cider, ggadex, Jennifer Lim, Polly Giragosian, The Queens Kickshaw Posted in Cider …

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  • Seattle Wine & Food Experience expands

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  • Virginia Cider Week Cider Salon Trade 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

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  • The Dalmore, 15 year old, Highland Single Malt Whisky, Scotland, 40% abv

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

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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…

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