Upcoming Events

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    6:30pm-9:30pmWassail, NYC

    1485372080308The small state of Vermont is constantly pushing the cider limits from rare foraged bottlings to incredibly drinkable thirst-quenchers. In anticipation of Vermont Cider Week (Feb 24th - March 5th), Wassail is hosting a walk-around tasting (in three sessions) that features several Vermont cidermakers

    SESSIONS:
    Session 1 - 6:30-7:15pm
    Session 2 - 7:30-8:15pm
    Session 3 - 8:30-9:15pm

    CIDERMAKERS:
    Citizen Cider, Burlington
    Eden Ice Cider, Newport
    Fable Farm Fermentory, Barnard
    Shacksbury, Vergennes
    Stowe Cider, Stowe
    Windfall Orchard Ice Cider, Cornwall
    Woodchuck Cider, Middlebury

    These producers offer a small window in the incredible range of ciders coming out of the Green Mountain state.

    Get a preview at Wassail and begin planning your Vermont cider trip now.

    * $25 includes tastes of 14 different ciders. Ticket price at the door is $30.

     

  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    Chicago, IL

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    A week of events celebrating Cider in Chicago, full calendar on website

  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    Hilton Chicago

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    CiderCon was created to affect positive changes in cidermaking, cider fruit production, the cider market and cider regulations. It's an opportunity for the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn. CiderCon allows cider producers to meet their industry colleagues to exchange ideas on best practices, innovations and trends. The discussions that take place at CiderCon provide a foundation of strength and diversity for the industry.

  • Wed
    08
    Feb
    2017
    7pm-8pmWassail, NYC

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    LA GARAGISTA CIDER RELEASE & CHAT WITH DEIRDRE HEEKIN

    On top of Mount Hunger just outside of Barnard, Vermont lives a couple of remarkable winemakers. Since their first vintage in 2010, Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber of La Garagista have been redefining viticulture in New England. As a result, their acclaimed wines are found in several states as far as California.

    While their wines were finding a thristy audience around the country, Deirdre was making traditional cider with a combination of estate and wild apples, seeking to create a unique Vermont style. She says:

    "We began this cider in 2010 by putting the first vintage to work in an old bourbon barrel. We learned about cider from an old dairy farmer named Kermit. He was the grandfather of a good friend of ours. We had tasted our friend’s cider, his father’s and his grandfather’s on occasion, and we thought - ‘this is the cider we dream of making.' Kermit taught us that old farmhouse cider in Vermont doesn’t get interesting until its third year in barrel, and doesn’t get good until six years. He taught us to add each new vintage to a portion of the last, essentially creating a mother that tells the story not only of each vintage, but of the long lineage created from year to year. This cider is an assemblage of 2010-2015, seasons marked by both rain and drought, including a hurricane. For a second fermentation in bottle, the base was naturally inoculated with juice from our 2015 vintage, using the sugars and yeasts from our fruit, landscape, and cellar.”

    We are offering two ciders from La Garagista for pre-order & pick-up at the event. Ticket price waived with the purchase of a bottle -

    BOULEVERSER means bowled over, bubbled over, exuberant, gobsmacked. It's a blend of 17 varieties of apples of mostly American heirloom varieties.
    $40

    STOLEN ROSES is an homage to an ancestral style of cider once made in northern alpine Italy called vin ëd pom. This style is fermented on the lees and skins of Marquette, a red grape grown along Lake Champlain.
    $45

    These two high elevation biodynamic ciders are the next frontier for one of Vermont's leading fermentation advocates. Learn about these Italian inspired ciders, and the rich cider culture that existed there before Mussolini deemed apples un-Italian. Chat, drink some cider and explore the possibilities.

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    11am-8pmChicago, IL

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    Region's Largest Cider Festival Returns to Navy Pier for 5th Anniversary Event

    What: 5th annual Cider Summit Chicago, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.

    Where: Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom- 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    When: Saturday, February 11th 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm

    Available tickets:

    VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, express entry and 10 tasting tickets. $40* if purchased before January 15, 2017, $45* if purchased after.

    General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. $30* if purchased before January 15, 2017, $35* if purchased after.

    * Service charges are added to all tickets purchased online

    http://www.cidersummitnw.com/chicagoeventinfo.html

     

  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
    12-7pmAlbany, NY

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    Join Nine Pin Cider on their production floor with farm cideries from all corners of the state for a tasting and market experience that only New York State can offer. Enjoy free samples of unique batches of ciders all made from New York apples with the ability to purchase limited and exclusive ciders by the growler or bottles to go!

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017
    7pm - MidnightNYC

    Celebrate the second anniversary of Wassail in New York City at this pay-as-you-go event.

    http://www.wassailnyc.com

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    Portland, Or

    Get ready for the Fourth Annual Hopped Cider Fest! I am currently gathering the finest hopped ciders from across the country for the greatest showcase of hoppiness ever assembled in the known universe. Keep your eyes glued to this webpage for more details as they are unveiled.

    The Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
    The Time: 12pm-9pm
    The Place: Rev Nat's Hard Cider
    The Cost: $25 for commemorative tasting glass and 7 tokens each worth a 4 oz pour. Additional tokens are $2.
    The Rules: 21+ only, no dogs

    http://reverendnatshardcider.com/news/4th-annual-hopped-cider-fest/

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