Heritage Radio Network is proud to be a media partner for Cider Week NYC.

Cider Week helps to bring profitability to local orchards while reviving heirloom apple varieties by cultivating awareness of craft cider. Cider Week connects cider makers from New York State—and select pioneering “guest cideries” outside the state – to buyers from top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City. Those culinary tastemakers in turn help increase consumer awareness of cider’s pleasures by hosting public events, tastings, dinners, classes and pairings that build appreciation and demand for regional ciders.

We’re proud to share HRN’s 2015 Cider Week NYC coverage here. Listen on to hear from producers, authors, restaurant owners, and avid drinkers about our favorite (hard) apple craft beverage.

LOWER EAST CIDER FESTIVAL RECAP!

This annual festival—free and open to the public—showcased participating cider makers and apple growers from the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and NYC who poured samples along­side restaurants like Huertas NYC, Northern Spy Food Co., Back Forty West and more serving cider-­friendly dishes like Basque sausage, oysters and grilled cheese to highlight the pairing qualities of cider. Hear what organizers and participants had to say about the event, the state of cider, and their hopes for the future of Cider Week NYC.

 

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EPISODE 292 CIDER SESSIONS: BEN WATSON

Cider is everywhere these days, and Jimmy Carbone continues to explore the buzzing beverage onBeer Sessions Radio. This week, he’s joined off-site by acclaimed author Ben Waton, who is the man responsible for the seminal text Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own. Tune in to this special “Cider Sessions” episode for an in-depth conversation on cider production, history, tasting notes and more. From apple varieties to cider styles – there’s a wealth of knowledge in this show!

 

EPISODE 298: CIDER WEEK SPECIAL: WASSAIL NYC AND THE CIDERS OF THE FINGER LAKES

This week Jimmy Carbone is on location at the Lower East Side’s Wassail for a special Cider Week edition of Beer Sessions Radio. Wassail’s Ben Sandler, Sabine Hrechdakian, and Dan Pucci with Blackduck Cidery’s John Reynolds pour out their expertise, insights, and questions about all things cider. Located on the “new” Orchard Street, Wassail is a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving area ciders to a variety of palates. John Reynolds of Blackduck Cidery, “one of the most exciting things happening in American cider today,” discusses his choice of fruit and the variety of styles he uses in fermentation. From the perry pear to Pegasus, ice ciders to terroir, you can’t miss this Cider Week special served cold on Beer Sessions Radio.

EPISODE 299: CIDER WEEK SPECIAL: NEW HOLLAND BREWING & ARTISAN SPIRITS

This week, host Jimmy Carbone is on location at Jimmy’s 43 in the East Village for a special Cider Week edition of Beer Sessions Radio. On this episode, Jimmy is joined by Stephen Valland (Founder/Owner of Brooklyn Brew Shop), Rich Blair (National Sales Manager of New Holland Brewing & Artisan Spirits), Adam Dickerson (Midwest Sales Manager of New Holland Brewing & Artisan Spirits) and Joe Stelmark (MidAtlantic Regional Sales, New Holland Brewing & Artisan Spirits). The experts share their thoughts about various aspects of the beer and spirits business.

EPISODE 300: CIDER COCKTAILS

The cider celebrations continue on Beer Sessions Radio! This in-studio show is all about cider cocktails, as Jimmy Carbone is joined by an all-star panel of guests. Hear from Eric West of Cider Guide, Yoni Rabino of Neversink Spirits, Jade Brown-Godfrey of Wassail, Bianca Miraglia of Uncouth Vermouth, Darlene Hayes of All Into Cider and author Cider Cocktails & Stephen Valand, co-host and co-founder of Brooklyn Brew Shop. Hear what makes cider such a great cocktail ingredient, why the cider movement is like the cocktail movement 15 years ago and what the future holds for cider!

 

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COOKING ISSUES:

EPISODE 225: DAVE HATES EVERCLEAR & BAD PISTACHIOS BUT LOVES CIDER!

Tune in to this week’s Cooking Issues as host Dave Arnold is talking stabilizing simple syrups, why he hates Everclear (the alcohol, not the band… maybe the band?) and bad pistachios but loves cider! Topics of conversation also include deer ball butter, more on sweet potatoes, brining, hyper-broth hamburgers, dump meals, and lots of other cool stuff.

 

EPISODE 227: CIDER WEEK TAKEOVER!

It’s Cider Issues on Cooking Issues! Dave Arnold is joined by two bad-ass cider makers, Leif Sundström of Sundström Cider & John Reynolds of Blackduck Cidery. Together, they talk about some cider history and solve some listener questions related to apples, keeving and cider making.

 

 

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FUHMENTABOUDIT!:

EPISODE 139: BRINGING SEXY BACK TO CIDER

This week on Fuhmentaboudit, get ready for some real cider insight from cidermaking heavyweights Steve Woods & Louisa Spencer of Poverty Lane Orchards & Farnum Hill Cider. They explain how the US wine industry helped cider makers, why almost all the good cider apples still lack something, and what most people get wrong when it comes to cider. This is an incredible behind the curtains look at a blossoming agricultural and beverage revolution!

 

EPISODE 140: CIDER WEEK NYC IS A WHOLE LOT OF “ALL RIGHT!” 

Cider Week NYC makes everything a whole lot of “Alright!” In this episode, Mary and Chris recap their jolly 10 days of everything cider in NYC and play a few interviews taken along the way featuring Jahil Maplestone of Descendent Cider, Leif Sundstrom of Sundstrom Cider, David Biun of Eden Ice Cider, and Kyle Sherrer of Millstone Cider. Hear about their company history, products, and of their varying cider production philosophies and processes in this info saturated 30 minutes of fun and inspiration. Includes tips for the home cider maker.

 

 

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WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU:

EPISODE 171 HOW CIDER CAN RULE!

Cider has the power to transform rural economies but only if people embrace drinking it and not settling for commercial hard cider made from concentrate from other parts of the world. Join Ian Merwin of Black Diamond Farm and Dan Wilson of Slyboro as they discuss the challenges of orchard work and returning Americans to their traditional beverage.

 

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FOOD TALK WITH MIKE COLAMECO:

EPISODE 65: SHARE CANCER SUPPORT, CIDER WEEK NYC, & “WOMEN CHEFS OF NYC”

Tune in for a jam-packed Food Talk this week as host Mike Colameco is in studio with Allison Robicelli, Rebecca Charles, and Barbara Sibley discussing SHARE Cancer Support. SHARE supports, educates, and empowers people affected by breast or ovarian cancer.  Next up, Patty Jackson (Delaware and Hudson), Ben Sandler and Sabine Hrechdakian (Wassail) highlight the upcoming Cider Week NYC happening between November 6-15, 2015 and some of the tasty events to look forward to.  Lastly, Mike is joined by Nadia Arumugam, author of “Women Chefs of New York,”which interviews with more than 25 female chefs in New York, revealing insights into some of the city’s top culinary talent, plus pages of mouthwatering images to inspire readers to try the exclusive recipes!