Gotta love climate change: New York City has experienced two tropical storms within the past 4 weeks – with Tropical Storm Fay hitting on July 10th! – and I’m sitting here watching Tropical Storm Isaias whip up the trees along my block with its strong gusts. Hey, if the world is burning – or, in …

…I have been looking for a lavender cider for AGES. And by “ages”, I mean since last summer. Ha! In all seriousness, I got on this odd kick for lavender cider last year. I can’t quite remember what spurred it, but I do remember being up way too late one night scouring Google for anything …

I’ll go on the record to say that Austin Eastciders is one of my favorite cideries in the country. Always happy, always pleased, and always eager for the autumn when they release their Spiced Cider. (Oh yeah, you WILL be seeing me post about that a few months down the road!) The folks at Austin …

When I was in Connecticut visiting my parents a few weekends back, I safely took my mask off on a few occasions and sampled some new – to – me hard ciders in the safety of one of their many backyard porches. My hometown’s large wine & spirit shop – Stateline Wine & Spirits – …