4th Annual Stone Fence Cocktail Competition & Mitten Drive

On January 14, Virtue Cider is hosting their 4th Annual Stone Fence Competition & Mitten Drive at The Violet Hour. The Stone Fence Cocktail Competition brings together 10 of Chicago’s top bartenders to compete with their take on a traditional American cider-based cocktail, the Stone Fence – which is traditionally a blend of bourbon or rum and hard cider. Last year we had a great time sampling …

Sparkling Ciders for The Holidays: 2017 Edition

For those looking for variety during the holiday season, cider is a unique and amazing choice. While almost all ciders have some slight carbonation, a few cider makers are producing ciders using the charmat or méthode champenoise processes used for wine. For 2017 we rounded up some interesting sparkling ciders from around the country, so hopefully, you can find a bottle (or two) to …

Women in Cider: Eden’s Eleanor Léger

Women in Cider is a multi-part series highlighting female cider industry leaders. Eden Ciders, a reference to the Garden of Eden, have consistently won Best in Show awards at prestigious cider competitions including GLINTCAP. This is due in large part to Eleanor Léger’s clear vision and direction, enabling Eden to become synonymous with ice and lux sparkling ciders. After graduating from …