The Need for Mead on Long Island
Feb21

The Need for Mead on Long Island

WA Meadwerks, which opened September 2018, is the newest and only meadery on Long Island. Founded by Joseph Abruzzo and Roger Wanner, the taproom is located 26 West Hoffman in Lindenhurst. Mead (wine made from honey) can be made with fruits, spices, and anything in between. The styles range from dry to sweet, typically gluten-free, with an ABV from 4.5% to 16%.  WA Meadwerks encompasses these styles through the 16 meads available on...

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Windy City Travels
Feb18

Windy City Travels

Gluten-free deep dish pizza at Chicago's Pizza A flight of cider at Eris Brewery & Cider House Camp Anawanna at Three Dots and a Dash Cloud Gat at Millenium Park Cider at The Northman I have been dreaming about visiting Chicago since I was a kid. My inspiration was drawn from watching shows like Early Edition and Family Matters, and movies like Adventures of Babysitting and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Although CiderCon took a huge chunk...

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Commercial Cider Tips from the Pros
Feb16

Commercial Cider Tips from the Pros

During CiderCon, a panel of four professional cidermakers gathered for an exclusive discussion on commercial cider. The Q&A panel consisted of Eleanor Leger (Eden Specialty Ciders), Brent Miles (Sly Clyde Ciderworks), Marcus Robert (Tieton Cider Works), and Tim Godfrey (Golden State Cider). Each shared guidance on finance, production, marketing, and more. Here are some highlights and additional tips on launching a new commercial...

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New Milestones for Cider
Feb14

New Milestones for Cider

If you haven’t heard by now, cider has grown faster than beer, wine, or spirits last year. According to the Nielsen reports, cider is up 8.4% in off-premise sales, and 11% in social media awareness. So it’s no surprise that the ninth annual CiderCon, which took place in Chicago last week, was the largest attended conference in three years with over 1,000 attendees! Some highlights of the 40+ CiderCon presentations and local events...

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CiderCon 2019
Feb01

CiderCon 2019

More than 900 attendees from across the United States, Canada and Europe and a cider industry trade show with over 100 vendors will meet in downtown Chicago for CiderCon 2019 next week,  February 5 – 8 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. CiderCon, which invites the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn, happens to take place during Chicago Cider Week.  A series of cider-based entertainment and education events will...

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