Category: Hard Ciders

Seeing Glass at BeanBlossom Cider 1

Seeing Glass at BeanBlossom Cider

Back in the summer of ’11, one of my first “big” Midwest Wine Press interviews was with Bill Oliver of Oliver Winery.  I was excited and a little nervous to be interviewing the biggest...

New Cider Handbook From Scott Labs 0

New Cider Handbook From Scott Labs

The second annual Scott Labs Cider Handbook has just been released.  This years’ edition features new products and new technical articles including: Methods to Restart Stuck Cider Fermentations The Basics of Post Fermentation Cider...

Cider Summit Chicago Photos 0

Cider Summit Chicago Photos

A greatly expanded Cider Summit Chicago took over the far end of Navy Pier in Chicago on February 8th.  Thirty six cider producers from all over the world, including 14 from the Midwest, poured...

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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....

Midwest Apple Crop Up Dramatically for 2013 0

Midwest Apple Crop Up Dramatically for 2013

Fruit Grower News reports that the apple crop for the Midwest is up 472% over 2012 when a spring frost to forget hit orchards in Michigan and other areas hard. Great quote from Fruit...

Great Lakes Cider & Perry Guild Hard Cider Tasting 0

Great Lakes Cider & Perry Guild Hard Cider Tasting

The Great Lakes Cider and Perry Guild Hard Cider Tasting took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Uncle John’s Cider in St. John’s Michigan. More than 100 different hard ciders and perrys from...

Uncle John’s Rose Cider First to Use Malus Niedzwetzkyana 0

Uncle John’s Rose Cider First to Use Malus Niedzwetzkyana

From “Serious Drinks,” comes news that Michigan’s Uncle John’s Fruit House Winery Cider is the first American hard cider to be made from the “grandaddy” Malus Niedzwetzkyana apple.  The story goes into a lot...

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Fertile Market For New Ohio Cider Makers

With nearly 20 cider houses producing hard cider in Michigan, it seems Ohio , with just three cider-producers, offers a bushel-full of opportunity (and little competition) to anyone wishing to open a cider operation...

Greg Hall Talks About Mateo Kehler and Jasper Hill 0

Greg Hall Talks About Mateo Kehler and Jasper Hill

Greg Hall mentioned that a high school career aptitude test said that he should become a farmer  So we asked Hall, “Is this new venture more than just about just about cider for you? ...