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Production

Is Your Cider Dry or Sweet?

Producers, Production

TANNINS ARE POLYPHENOLS found in apples (and red wine grapes, tea leaves, and other fruits and vegetables). Thanks to decades of research, especially in the wine world, we have a good understanding of how tannins interact with sugar and acid…

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…