The 5Ws of Cider Pairing.
The 5Ws is a new feature launching today, where we ask cider makers to share their favorite cider & pairing.
We’ll give you the brand, the cider, the maker behind the cider, and their pairing suggestion.
Essentially the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of cider pairing from some of Americas most interesting craft cider makers.
We think makers who take the time to craft a well made cider, probably have some pretty interesting pairing suggestions.
First up: Jolie DeVoto Wade and Apple Sauced Cider.
5Ws of Cider: The Cider Maker Suggests: Cider Makers Recommend Their Favorite Cider & Accompaniment. And Tell You Why.
The 5Ws: A new feature where we ask cider makers to share their favorite cider & pairing.
We’ll give you the brand, the cider, the maker, the pair.
A classic Who? What? When? Where? Why? of cider pairing.
Let The Wassailing Begin.
Traditionally wassailing the orchard occurs on Twelfth Night Eve, observed according to the “new” calendar of 1752, on January 5th. Celebrants following the “old” calendar will wassail on January 17th.
We at United States of Cider have decided to wassail from now through January 17th. Embracing both the Old and New. Being urban wassailers, we may just salute the old trees at our favorite local cider establishment.
The Churchill’s Jenn Dowds shared this wassail recipe with Rosie Schaap of The New York Times. Read the article, quoted below, for a little wassail history and additional wassail mixology suggestions.
“Therein lies the beauty of wassail: more than just another nice-tasting drink, it’s part of a long (if largely forgotten) tradition of celebrating the life that winter can seem determined to snuff out. It’s a fragrant, warming concoction mixed in bulk and set out for sharing…”
Wassailing We Shall Go !