Category Archives: North America

Did Prohibition Kill Cider? A Malus Myth Investigated

This article accompanies a panel at 2021 Cider Con called “Malus Busters” chaired by Greg Peck, with Chris Gerling and Doug Miller, devoted to busting some common myths of cider making, cider consumption, and cider history. Prohibition is so often … Continue reading

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Fruit in the Forest

I’m Happy to post a link to my article in Voices, the Journal of the New York Folklore Society: http://www.nyfolklore.org/pubs/v43fw3-4-2017/10-fw2017-kennedy-1.html The PDF of the article can also be downloaded here: Fruit In the Forest

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Beer Sessions Radio – Still Cider

Check out this great conversation on Beer Sessions Radio with Jimmy Carbone on the Heritage Radio Network.  Our topic of conversation was “Still Cider,” taped in the midst of Cider Week NYC.  I was happy to get in a few … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Fruit Heritage Events at Cider Week 2016

This post was written as a guest post for the Cider Week Finger Lakes blog as a prelude to Cider Week 2016.  Please visit their site to find out about all the amazing events happening during Cider Week Finger Lakes. … Continue reading

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Cider in Historic Newspapers series

While researching cider in the Finger Lakes region, I stumbled into an amazing resource, the New York State Historic Newspapers website.  Search for cider, and it begins to pop up all over the place.  I will be sharing some gems … Continue reading

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West County Cider Tasting with Peter Hoover

The Finger Lakes Cider House is usually full of customers tasting during the weekend. But on a dark Tuesday night in November, a group of local cider makers gathered there around a long table to taste a collection of ciders … Continue reading

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Cider Salon, NYC

When you need to advance beyond the next creative horizon; when you have an idea buzzing around in your mind that needs to be refracted through the lens of a different constellation of thoughts;  or when you are tired, tired, … Continue reading

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Cider Week at the Finger Lakes Cider House

Some snaps from an afternoon at the Finger Lakes Cider House during Cider Week Finger Lakes back in October.  Some pressing demonstrations, games, gorgeous weather, and lazing in the lingering autumn sun.

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Blossom Time in New York

The blossoms have come and are now almost gone here in upstate New York.  Since I last posted, nigh eons ago, I’ve relocated from Indiana to the Finger Lakes region of New York to start a new job.  It’s been … Continue reading

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Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill – A Thanksgiving Miracle

On the day before Thanksgiving, I was driving from Corning, New York to Massena, New York, in order to spend the holiday with my grandmother.  Somewhere between Ithaca and Cortland, I made a wrong turn, and I ended up driving … Continue reading

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