Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider

Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider


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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 addition to any meal, cider pairings are featured in 30 food recipes, from Brussels sprouts salad to salmon chowder, brined quail, and poached pear frangipane. An additional 30 cocktail recipes include creative combinations such as Maple Basil Ciderita and Pear-fect Rye Fizz.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612128375
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 654,776
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Erin James is the author of Tasting Cider and the editor-in-chief of CIDERCRAFT® and Sip Northwest magazines. A tenured food, beverage, and travel writer, her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Wino Magazine, Washington State Wine, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, and Seattle Weekly. She lives in Seattle and can be found online at cidercraftmag.com.

CIDERCRAFT® magazine is North America’s first print publication dedicated to hard cider. Publishing three times a year, CIDERCRAFT® magazine profiles the artisans behind the craft, while exploring the regions and orchards, meeting the movers and shakers of the industry, listing original cocktail recipes from nationally renowned bar-chefs, recommending pairings with cider-friendly cuisine, and working to create a connection between the consumer and cider producers.

Table of Contents

1  The Core Essentials
   A Snapshot of Cider History
   From Puritans to Johnny Appleseed
   Apples: From Fruit to Juice
   How to Taste Cider
   Cider 101: A Glossary of Terms
2  From Branch to Bottle
   Freestyle Cidermakers  
   Orchard-Based Ciders
   Modern Ciders
   Single-Varietal Ciders
   Dessert Ciders
   Hopped Ciders
   Rosé Ciders
   Fruit-Infused Ciders
   Barrel-Aged Ciders
   Spiced and Botanical Ciders
   Specialty Ciders
3  Shaken, Stirred, and Served Up: Cider Cocktail Recipes
   Cider in the Clear: Gin, Vodka, and Aquavit
   Cider South of the Border: Tequila, Mezcal, and Rum
   North American Classics: Cider and Brown Liquor
   Cider, from Start to Finish: Aperitifs, Brandies, and Liqueurs
4  Tableside Sippers: Recipes for Cooking and Pairing with Cider
   First Course: Appetizers, Salads, and Sides
   From the Water: Fish, Mollusks, Bivalves, and More
   From the Land: Beef, Lamb, Pork, and Poultry
   Sweet Tooth: Cider-Centric Desserts
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Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ljas More than 1 year ago
As a fan of cider, I found this book interesting. It chronicles the history of cider and discusses the current resurgence of it in the US. One of the most fun aspects of the book is the inclusion of a number of different tasting flights. While a number of contemporary US cider makers are profiled, examples of their products are included in the flights as well. The book encouraged me to visit a local liquor store and purchase a number of ciders that I hadn't known were available. The book did an excellent job of motivating me to try out new ciders. I received an ARC for review through NetGalley.