Historic American Cider Apples In 1867, John A. Warder published American Pomology: Apples (1). If you haven’t read it, it’s not only a wonderful book about American apples but also a great reminder of how America grew. When he talks about the West, he means Illinois! Within its pages are references to apples that after … Continue reading Cider Words: Historic American Cider Apples
If you are American or grew up in the US, you learned that cider doesn’t mean an alcoholic beverage. Cider meant this cold cloudy drink you would get with doughnuts when visiting an orchard or farm stand. It seem mystical or at least in your memory it is. There must be a special recipe for … Continue reading Making “American Cider” (a.k.a Apple Juice)
Have you ever taken a hard cider tour? Maybe you are envisioning a walk through the orchard on a fall day before stopping at the barn to buy some apples and a few bottles of hard cider made from a hard cider recipe handed down from 6-7 generations. That would be awesome but it isn’t … Continue reading Phoenix Hard Cider Tour
A Feast at Feast! https://spark.adobe.com/page-embed.js (Click the above link to launch the slideshow) Dinner at Feast is always great but add a 2016 Cidre Bouché Brut from Etienne Dupont and you take it to a new level. Click on the above link to check out all the details. Find more food pairings, hard cider recipes, … Continue reading Hard Cider and Seafood!
A Book on Making and Enjoying Cider I’ve always been a hands-on person with a passion for creating things. That passion has manifested itself in hard cider, not apple juice, but the fermented drink of our forefathers. My passion for hard cider is so strong, I’ve started planning vacations around sampling ciders. I also enjoying … Continue reading The Art & Science of Cider