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Dry Cider January 2020 Pt. 2

The American Cider Association launched a month-long campaign called “Dry Cider January” to promote ciders containing 0 grams of sugar. Alcohol is created when yeast converts sugar into alcohol through fermentation. A cider that contains no residual sugar has been fermented to absolute dryness. Sometimes cidermakers will blend a completely dry cider with fresh juice for acid/sugar balance, but other …

Dry Cider January 2020 Pt. 1

The American Cider Association launched a month-long campaign called “Dry Cider January” to promote ciders containing 0 grams of sugar. Alcohol is created when yeast converts sugar into alcohol through fermentation. A cider that contains no residual sugar has been fermented to absolute dryness. Sometimes cidermakers will blend a completely dry cider with fresh juice for acid/sugar balance, but other …

CiderCon 2019: Recap

After a frigid polar vortex, CiderCon 2019 descended on Chicago with almost 1100 attendees from 44 states and 10 countries. Attendance and engagement at the 9th annual conference were the largest for the event in 3 years. The opening general session, which included a presentation from Nielsen, touched on a topic that is important to me – the growth of …

Recap – 5th Annual Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition

On January 20 Vitrue Cider held their annual Stone Fence Competition. This year saw a new venue and new competitors. As always, we enjoyed the unique takes on the traditional Stone Fence Cocktails. We profiled every cocktail on IG, but here were some of our favorites. Shelly Mercurio – Dorian’s This was Shelly’s 1st cocktail competition and we think she …