Cider Events

Cider Competition Back for Second Year And Open For Entries

The second annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition is now accepting entries of ciders from around the world. After a successful inaugural cider competition in 2016 in which more than 250 ciders were entered into the competition, the 2017 judging is looking to attract an even wider array of the growing collection of craft ciders… Read more »

Proof Winter will End — The Cider Rite of Spring

Proof Winter will End — The Cider Rite of Spring

The Northwest Cider Association has announced the dates for its annual Cider Rite of Spring, an annual celebration of the coming of Spring surrounding a tasting of Northwest ciders. The 2017 Cider Right of Spring is set to be held at The Evergreen In Portland, Oregon On March 25th. More than 100 different ciders will… Read more »

Judging Cider

Judging Cider

At the upcoming Dan Berger International Cider Competition, a panel of judges will evaluate numerous ciders. They will know the category of cider (Spanish Style, Dessert/Ice Cider, Traditional Dry, etc), but beyond this nothing else will be known. Not the name of the cidery, not the name of the cider, not the harvest date, not… Read more »

Six Tips for Making Thanksgiving a Cider-Centric Holiday

Six Tips for Making Thanksgiving a Cider-Centric Holiday

With the vast array of ciders in the marketplace, there is no reason not to make your upcoming Thanksgiving Day feast a cider-centric gathering that exposes your guests to a host of cider styles. Equally true is that with so many different kinds of ciders available today, you can easily match whatever you put on… Read more »

Five MUST-ATTEND Events at New York Cider Week

Five MUST-ATTEND Events at New York Cider Week

The fifth annual NY Cider Week is set for November 6-15 in New York City (Yes, it takes 10 days to make a NY cider week). NY Cider Week gives the trade and consumers the chance to encounter and try a host of mainly New York-produced ciders, meet cider makers and experience a number of… Read more »

Why Cider Competitions Have An Edge Over Wine Competitons

Why Cider Competitions Have An Edge Over Wine Competitons

Though not nearly as ubiquitous as wine competitions, cider competitions are growing in number. The reason for this is simple: more cider brands and more ciders. But what is notably different about judging ciders and judging wine (and this is very important to both cidermakers and cider drinkers) is that is it is much easier… Read more »

The Granddaddy of Cider Summits is Coming

The Granddaddy of Cider Summits is Coming

The booming craft cider industry has figured out that one of the best ways to promote cider in general is to let the people taste it. As a results, craft cidermakers across the country are supporting numerous cider tastings, events, festivals and, of course, Summits. The granddaddy of public cider tastings is scheduled for September… Read more »

The Greatest (Cider) Show On Earth

The Greatest (Cider) Show On Earth

The single best method for drinkers to experience the thrill of real, craft cider is finding themselves in a situation where they are confronted with a plethora of such drinks. And the single best way for craft cider producers to migrate the casual consumer of commercial apple-based alcohol to consumers of craft cider is to… Read more »

The San Francisco Cider Summit is Big

The San Francisco Cider Summit is Big

It is the greatest gathering of cider producers ever assembled for a public tasting in the San Francisco Bay Area and if anyone is interested in investigating the current state of cider in the U.S., there is no better opportunity than the upcoming San Francisco Cider Summit. More than 50 cideries from across the globe… Read more »

A Gathering of Cidermakers: CiderCon15

A Gathering of Cidermakers: CiderCon15

How does the burgeoning hard cider industry mature and grow? Will the hard cider industry be able to move the U.S. Congress toward supporting the growth of hard cider by lessening the tax burden on cidermakers? What’s the difference between commercial, craft and artisan cideries? These are just some of the many questions that will… Read more »