Tracking the history and boom of cider in America

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Cider in America was originally reserved for aristocracy — those with large swaths of land where they could grow apples. Fermented like wine, cider and the apples that are used to make it have a terroir similar to grapes. Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo report that cider-making is practiced in every state and give a lesson in “American Cider.” 

Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo share suggestions for picking a cider and the long history of its production in their book, “American Cider.” Photo courtesy of Ballantine Books.



Evan Kleiman