Varietal Ciders

Varietal ciders

The Curious Character of Varietal Ciders

Producers, Production

Cider makers often blend inedible bitter-sharp and bittersweet apple varieties with crossover apples to create their signature house styles. But some, like Doc’s Draft, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, and Angry Orchard are experimenting with single varietals, using just one type…

Stylistically Speaking Feature

Stylistically Speaking Cider

Food and Drink, Production

THERE’S NO DENYING the popularity of cider is on the rise. At least one commercially-produced cider can be found in your local grocery store, deli, or bodega—something just not available as recently as five years ago. What you’ll find on…