Cider for St. Patrick’s Day

Cider for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by: on Mar 16, 2011 | No Comments

When it comes to drinking cider on St Patrick’s Day, your choices are few and far between. On this week’s edition of The Cider Press, my weekly cider column on Serious Eats: Drinks – we put America’s only Irish cider import, Magner’s Irish Cider, to the test. How did it hold up?

Find out on The Cider Press: Irish Ciders over on Serious Eats: Drinks (external link)

In a Glass of Cider

In a Glass of Cider

Posted by: on Nov 10, 2010 | No Comments

In honor of my new digs writing about cider for Serious Eats (go here now and read it if you missed it) I thought I’d keep this blog class and share a little poem from the cider-inspired pen of Robert Frost. Everyone know’s Frost from the classic “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…” but few people know that he also penned an ode to his love for the sweet, fermented apple. As an aside, it also perfectly describes the fifteen minutes I spent yesterday watching my IPA feverishly ferment (but that’s another story all together.)

In A Glass Of Cider
by Robert Frost

It seemed I was a mite of sediment
That waited for the bottom to ferment
So I could catch a bubble in ascent.
I rode up on one till the bubble burst,
And when that left me to sink back reversed
I was no worse off than I was at first.
I’d catch another bubble if I waited.
The thing was to get now and then elated.

Louisa Spencer talks Cider

Louisa Spencer talks Cider

Posted by: on Oct 31, 2010 | No Comments

The folks over at Astor Wines (great store, by the way) caught up with Louisa Spencer of Farnum Hill Cider for a quick chat on America’s emerging cider market and how she and Steve Wood transitioned from Macintosh apple growers to heirloom cider producers.