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Next step in the cider revolution: drinks straight from the orchard

When most of us think of cider, we imagine one of two things. There’s the fresh-squeezed, non-alcoholic cider that we buy after picking apples at an orchard, the perfect accent to a crisp, fall day.

January 19, 2017
Cider Week NYC is here

New Yorkers can get their apple a day in liquid form now; Cider Week NYC, which is actually 10 days, started Friday.

The annual festival highlights cider with a variety of tastings, classes and dinners from Oct. 21-Oct. 30. Fans of the drink can go to more than 20 events in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

October 21, 2016

Standing at Nine Pin Ciderworks in Albany, NY, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed how the recently passed CIDER Act will help boost the Capital Region’s and Upstate New York’s growing hard cider industry. Schumer said his legislation will dramatically help growers add highly popular hard cider product lines and improve the ability for Capital Region apple growers and other Upstate New York growers to compete overseas.

January 5, 2016
Hard Ciders for Bourbon Lovers, Champagne Lovers, and Hopheads

Still think of hard cider as the fruit-flavored lip gloss of alcoholic beverages? Newer, more complex ciders made in beer styles—such as oak-aged and hopped—court a wider range of tastes and might be the next thing you want to pair with your spicy takeout or stinky cheese.

October 20, 2014
Renaissance Under the Apple Tree

On a soggy Saturday afternoon, James Volpe, 29, of Massapequa, took shelter under one of several rain-spattered tents at the Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. Along with 15 friends (one was a designated driver), Mr. Volpe had already sampled several hard apple ciders at the third annual Pour the Core festival, in which more than two dozen cideries participated.

October 19, 2014
Governor Cuomo Marks One-Year Anniversary of Signing the Farm Cidery Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today marked the one-year anniversary of the Farm Cidery bill, which made a new license available to farm cideries that use crops grown exclusively in New York State.

October 17, 2014
Hard Cider Renaissance Helps Apple Business Grow in NY

A couple years ago, Bad Seed Cider Co. was just a small-batch hobby, its owners producing hard cider to sell alongside produce at greenmarkets from apples grown in the Hudson Valley.

April 10, 2014