Category Archives: North America

NY Cider Week: Northern Spy Cider Dinner 2013

After our invigorating and intellectually stimulating tipple at Proletariat with Aaron Burr Cider, Challey and I proceeded on our way to the Northern Spy Cider Dinner.  I will spare you descriptions and simply post the link to the menu paired … Continue reading

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Cider Foragers

Foraging Follow-up to the post about Aaron Burr Ciders:  As I was driving up NY 97 along the Delaware River, I noticed quite a lot of roadside apple trees laden with fruit just north of Hankins and south of Hancock.  … Continue reading

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NY Cider Week: Meet the Cider Maker – Aaron Burr Cider’s Andy Brennan @ Proletariat

Crowded into a long narrow bar in the East Village called the Proletariat, where a steady stream of changing craft beers on tap lures beer geeks, a group of about 20-30 folks waited in the dim glow for the arrival … Continue reading

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New York Cider Stuff! – A taste of things to come

Finding Lots to share on the blog this week!  Here’s another interesting piece on a New York cider maker, stolen from the NY Cider Week feed.  I am really looking forward to going to New York Cider Week and will … Continue reading

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Too many pears, Too little labour

Check out this NPR story on the enormous pear crop and labour shortage in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.npr.org/2013/10/07/230023629/pacific-northwest-farmers-in-search-of-more-workers

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Preamble, With Feeling

I was encountering some writer’s block as I’ve been trying to work my way into writing, and today a conversation with a colleague unlocked some words for me.  Here’s the result. One summer afternoon in July, 2013, I was sitting … Continue reading

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Final Cider Con Catch-Up

Apologies for my week-late final post on Cider Con – I was laid low with a cold and moving into a new house, so I neglected my follow-up. However, here is another summary / partial-transcript depicting Friday morning’s panel of … Continue reading

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Cider Con Day 2 – Beer Market or Wine Market?

Day two of Cider Con has been perhaps even more energetic than day one, with general positive enthusiasm leading into some intense discussion of issues, problem solving, and networking.  One of the major themes I’ve encountered today has been the … Continue reading

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Summary of Day One Cider Con 2013

WHOA!  Cider friends!  It is the end of the first day of Cider Con 2013 in Chicago, and my mind is positively spinning.  Having just come back from England, the opportunity to contrast and compare the English and American cider … Continue reading

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