A new event happening stateside this autumn/fall – New York Cider week, October 16 – 23, 2011
Ask an American producer of hard cider ‘what’s your biggest obstacle?’ and the answer is likely to be: ‘consumer understanding.’
Hard cider is very misunderstood. Makers of real hard cider – craft cider makers who start with real apples – are generally small orchard-‐based producers.
Already busy with growing apples, making cider, and getting their products to market, they must also dedicate an enormous amount of time to educating consumers, but the growing contingent of real cider enthusiasts is can replicate what was achieved by the craft beer movement.
During the first‐ever Cider Week, over 75 establishments in New York City and the Hudson Valley will prominently feature real (hard) cider. Cider enthusiasts can learn more at tastings, classes, and special events.
Participating restaurants include Gramercy Tavern, Marlow & Sons, PRINT, Jimmy’s No. 43, DBGB, Astor Center and Astor Wines, and 67 Wines and Spirits.
A complete list of participating venues and their promotions can be found at www.ciderweek.com.
Each location will feature cider in its own way with special cider lists, tastings, dinners, and more.
If you are going please get back to us with a review of the event, and your thoughts!