Cider With Maria Blog Posts

  • Pheasants and Pear Trees

    The end of January is the close of pheasant season in England. The Beater’s Shoot marks the day at the end of the season when the paying guns are done, and the beaters take guns in hand. At this point in the season, one takes aim at the wily fowl who have managed to survive […] Read more

  • 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 from  West County Ciders in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  Hosted by home cider maker Peter Hoover,  the tasting consisted […] Read more

  • 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, worn, and barely able to think in the middle of a long slog of seasonal […] Read more

  • Cider Week at the Finger Lakes Cider House

    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. Read more

  • Two Apple Festivals, One Weekend

    Cider Week Finger Lakes was a smash!  And our cup runneth over with events.  To start off this Cider Week, I went to two different apple festivals, one connected to Cider Week, and the other not. On Friday afternoon on the first weekend of October, I left work early and headed for the Ithaca Apple […] Read more

  • Cheese Meditation Minute

    I was drinking a cider and admiring a cheese.   And then I had some cheese thoughts that my friends seemed to enjoy.  Following this, I decided that the cider blog should definitely have a Cheese Meditation Minute every so often.  Because really, what is  cider without a good cheese?  The men of Compost Heap know […] Read more