Tasting Cider

The CIDERCRAFT® Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider
by Erin James, CIDERCRAFT Magazine

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This complete guide to North America’s oldest beverage celebrates hard cider’s rich history and its modern makers, as well as its deliciously diverse possibilities. Flavor profiles and tasting guidelines highlight 100 selections of cider — including single varietal, dessert, hopped, and barrel-aged — plus perry, cider’s pear-based cousin. A perfect...
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Published By Storey Publishing, LLC

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 07/25/2017

ISBN 9781612128375

Dimensions 7.06 inches x 9.25 inches

“A love letter to the world of cider and a fascinating peek behind the beverage.” — Jackie Dodd, The Beeroness 

“Erin’s passion for cider can be felt in each page, and readers will come away with a deep understanding of the history, importance, and relevance of cider in the U.S. and across the modern world.” — Ryan Burk, head cider maker, Angry Orchard

“This essential tool for understanding today’s cider boom puts the beverage in delicious context, with a nod to cider’s long heritage, while also suggesting what the future may hold.” — Paul Clarke, executive editor, Imbibe 

“Rich with historical perspective, producer profiles, and hip cocktail concoctions, this book adds context for enjoying one of North America’s oldest libations.” — Cynthia Nims, cookbook author and culinary consultant, MonAppetit.com

“There isn't a beverage in America I'm more excited about than cider. From its rich and complex history to the rebirth of ciders at the dining room table, this book captures the dynamic world of cider and the under-appreciated importance of the almighty apple.” — Chef James Rigato, Mabel Gray, Hazel Park, MI

“Eaters of apples and sippers of craft cider are in great luck. Erin James’ new book celebrates orchard owners’ recent transition of growing varietals for flavor and fragrance rather than for looks and shelf life. Locavores will be excited too: recipes for cooking with cider abound, including tender, briny mussels harvested from Puget Sound and paired with earthy cider made from heritage apples. Of course, you’ll serve that with a glass of the same delicious cider. Cheers!” — Tom Douglas, award-winning chef and restauranteur

“An excellent introduction to — and resource for — all things hard cider.” — Chef Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle