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It’s that time of year — when the sun sets a little earlier and there’s a slight chill in the air.
The first thing that comes to mind for me when fall starts to tease its way in: Cider.
Hot, cold, or boozy, it’s a fun part of the upcoming season.
Here are four cider blogs to make your Monday thirsty.
CiderScene is a blog by five cider enthusiasts who are following the booming cider trend across the US.
“The site will highlight particular cideries of interest, a mapping of US cider locations, recipes, drink ratings, and a plethora of cider-related blog posts. You name it, we will have it (as long as it pertains to cider),” says the site.
I like a lot about this blog — they cover cider events, offer a peek inside local orchards and cider companies, and share delicious recipes.
What’s The Difference Between These Apple Products? breaks down the difference between all the liquified apples: apple juice, hard cider, apple cider vinegar, and more. I also enjoyed this recipe for Boldest Rock Cider Cocktail. ” It tastes like mom made apple & key lime pie and you wanted both, so you slapped it together to make an applime pie,” says the blog. I’ll take two.
Follow @ciderscene on Instagram.
Cidercraft isn’t so much a blog as it is a magazine and website. But, it hosts a number of must-read posts.
The magazine publishes three times a year and is the first and only national publication dedicated to cider.
“We profile the artisans behind the craft alongside the powerhouses that produce for the public, while exploring the regions and orchards, meeting the movers and shakers in the industry, listing original cocktail recipes from industry bar chefs and match professional pairings with cider-friendly cuisine,” says the site.
I enjoyed reading about Washington’s apple harvest celebration happening now in A First Look into Washington Cider Week. Cider on the Move is also a fun post. It features all the go-to goodies you need for taking your cider with you on adventures.
Follow @CIDERCRAFTmag on Twitter.
Real Cider Reviews is just that. The blog by Hugh Mckeller offers real reviews of real cider from Australia and around the world.
The review of Dr Pilkington’s Miracle Cider caught my eye simply for the name. Here, Mckeller breaks down the nose and taste, and provides his final thoughts on this elixir-like cider. Pretty cool: It’s made from 100 percent apple juice.
I also enjoyed this industry insider post on Summer Snow Juice. It offers a inside look at owners, the Russo family, who have been growing fruit for over 50 years. For the last 20 years, they have diversified into juicing the fruit, helping cider makers both big and small.
Bill Bradshaw is an award-winning freelance photographer. He’s also a writer and cider aficionado (or “cider freak,” as he says on Twitter).
He is lucky to write, judge, and speak about cider internationally.
Bradshaw’s site mainly features his photography. It also “hosts my passion and professional work about all things cider too, which includes several cider books I have authored,” he says.
Follow @iamcider on Twitter.
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Anna Jasinski is senior manager of audience relations at PR Newswire and former magazine journalist. Follow her on Twitter at @annamjasinski. You can also catch her sharing the latest news in journalism and blogging on @BeyondBylines.