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An Online Resource For Coveted, Small-Batch Ciders

It Wants To introduce You to the Good Stuff

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Cider In Love is a freshly launched website that sells, explains and celebrates offerings from the wide-spanning world of hard cider. Both an educational resource and a place to buy cider, it’s a little like having a sommelier always at the ready and already appears to be a fantastic hub for ciders devotees and the cider curious alike.

The commerce section of the site offers ciders from an expansive variety of U.S. farms and small batch producers. The offerings are curated by the site and include cider makers ranging from New York’s South Hill to California’s Tilted Shed and Alpenfire in Washington State, who share a dedication to heirloom apples and traditional fermentation methods. Many of the ciders offered here have been previously unavailable online.

But the site is not solely just here to sell you stuff. It also intends to teach about cider production and enjoyment, as well as the diversity of flavors and methods that go into producing it. To this end, there’s a blog breaking down subjects like cider styles, cider terroir and food-pairing.

Elsewhere, the eastern, northwestern and Northern California cider makers get individual spotlights to speak about their methods, lands and product. While visitors to the site can also take away more knowledge about apples in general and waste some time at work playing with a tasting guide that can point out bottles that correspond to specific flavors and levels of dryness and effervescence.

So if you wanted a non-sparkling cider or a barrel-aged semi-dry or something with discernible tannins, the site could point you to the cider you’re looking for.

Though just introduced, the good-looking, easily steerable website looks to be a strong tool for cider lovers, who can frequent it to find new and coveted bottles. It also appears to be a terrific source for beginners to better grasp this growing, and still scarcely comprehended, category of drink.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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