black and white photo of bar during Prohibition

100 Years Ago When Cider Ruled the Nation

History, Production

AT ONE MINUTE AFTER MIDNIGHT on July 1, 1919, the dream of “dry” reformers became a reality when the Wartime Prohibition Act went into effect. Passed to conserve America’s food, grain, and fuel during World War I, the new law…

Orchards in Evolution

Agriculture, History

THE HUDSON VALLEY HAS LONG been held as one of the premier growing regions in the United States. Early Colonial farmers were self-sufficient and produced enough food to support their local communities, but the real boon came when the expanding…


Delaware County, Producers

AT AWESTRUCK, THEIR NAME is their mission – sip by sip, glass by glass, their aim is to craft hard ciders that will leave you, well…awestruck. They have an insatiable thirst for tweaking, testing, and experimenting with apple varietals, yeast…