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Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

The upcoming Grand Rapids Festival offers numerous seminars and tastings for three days.

Cider Week Virginia Begins November 13

The annual Cider Week Virginia takes place November 13 – 22. Apple lovers, cider lovers and wine lovers will want to participate in this event taking place in various areas of Virginia.

Looking for an Icelandic Wine but Find Mead and Cider

On the way home from the International Wine Tourism Conference in France, we decided to stay in Iceland for a couple of days. Iceland Air allows travelers the opportunity to spend a few days in Iceland without an additional airline fee.

As we always do, before leaving home, we decided to find out if any wine is made in Iceland. To our pleasant surprise we came across a fruit wine supposedly produced in Iceland.

Virginia Cider Week Cider Salon Trade Tasting

On Monday we attended a Virginia Cider tasting at the Lemaire Restaurant in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The area for the tasting filled quickly as eight cideries poured their ciders. During the tasting, Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe read a proclamation announcing that November 14th to the 23rd was officially Virginia Cider Week. I […]

Virginia Celebrates Cider

There are activities this weekend through next weekend celebrating cider in the state of Virginia.  Virginia is an old state compared to the rest of the country. When English settlers arrived in the 1500s and 1600s, cider was one of the first fermented beverages made in the colony. Cider (alcoholic) was made for centuries in […]

Discovering Virginia’s Ciders during the Third Annual Cider Week

Starting Friday, November 14, Virginia is celebrating the Third Annual Cider Week. The excitement continues until November 23. Events will take place at cideries and restaurants.

Virginia Cider Made in Georgian Qvevri Served at Supra in Tbilisi

Buried under the ground not far from a shade tree are several qvevris that were made in the country Georgia. These earthen vessels, for making wine, traveled 6,500 miles for their resting place at Castle Hill Cidery in Keswick, Virginia. Stuart Madany, production manager, was interested in making cider in qvevris. He had first become […]

Distillery Lane Ciderworks Produces Hard Cider and Fresh Cider

Distillery Lane Ciderworks is located in the bucolic countryside of Maryland.

It’s a Great Time of Year for Hard Cider

Yesterday we visited our recently married daughter and son-in-law. We enjoyed a delicious home cooked meal and a  glass of sparkling hard cider. With a lot of effervescence and low alcohol, it was perfect for dinner. Fall is particularly a great time to discover ciders. With the leaves beginning to change to their beautiful red, […]

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