Hard Cider, Drink of Presidents, Makes a Comeback
Oct 29, 2012 --Alice Feiring
Hard cider has tried to stage a comeback so often, it’s practically moldy. Yet finally, after many years of false starts, the drink is showing signs of a true renaissance. According to industry belwether Shanken News Daily, an online wine, spirits, and beer trade newsletter, cider is the drink of the moment: in August, the publication ran a lead story entitled “U.S. Cider Segment Showing Torrid Growth.” Torrid growth? Perhaps that’s a little sensational. But casual evidence does show terrifically energetic flowering. Small hard cideries are blossoming in the Northeast, as well as in Virginia, Michigan, and the Pacific Northwest. There is a new abundance of cider weeks and conventions. Many top restaurants are offering hard ciders by the glass.
Cider: it’s delicious and thirst-quenching, our Founding Fathers’ favorite tipple. It has also.......