October 20, 2017

Cider Summit Chicago Coming February 8th

The Midwest’s largest cider tasting event has expanded to two sessions on February 8th at Navy Pier in Chicago.  Cider Summit Chicago will feature over 90 ciders with one session beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the other beginning at 4:00 p.m.

“It’s truly exciting to see the explosive cider category growth in the central region of the country over the last few years. Midwesterners no longer have to look elsewhere to find great cider producers,”  says Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports in Seattle, the organizer of Cider Summit Chicago.   (Shapiro also runs similar events in Seattle and Portland.)

This year, Cider Summit Chicago will feature cider from the U.S., England, New Zealand, Canada , France and Spain.  There will be 14 Midwest cider makes exhibiting their products at Cider Summit Chicago. The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4-ounce portions.

Midwestern Cider Makers at Cider Summit Chicago:

Appel Treow, Wisconsin

Angry Orchard, Ohio

Apple Knocker , Illinois

Black Star Farms, Michigan

Cider House of Wisconsin, Wisconsin

Ciderboys Hard Cider, Wisconsin

McIntosh Cellars, Michigan

J.K.’s Scrumpy, Michigan

Prima Cider, Illinois

Sietsma,  Michigan

Tandem Ciders, Michigan

Uncle John’s, Michigan

Vander Mill, Michigan

Virtue, Michigan






About Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark’s articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.