After a devastating apple harvest last year, Michigan is on track for produce 30 million bushels, via Battle Creek Enquirer.

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Hard cider is delicious, but it is also trending here in the United States check out these interesting cider facts, via Food Republic.    

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Wishing all a Happy Scary Halloween, America’s great pagan holiday. Friday is reserved for another post, so this will stand in for The Friday Cocktail Hour. And in the wake of Sandy, many Halloween celebrations are rightly delayed till Sunday, as they are here in Cleveland Heights. Donna loves spiced cider, and since it’s so miserable and cold, she asked if I could make a hot cider drink for her to photograph. Perfect idea to keep the chill out of the body as the tots and teens come ringing with open bags, or simply to warm the soul after this awful week for the American East Coast all the way into the Midwest. This is a simple one, cider reduced by 1/4 with cinnamon and cardamom (I like cloves, but Donna doesn’t), dark rum, bitters, Read On »

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American cider has been increasing in popularity here is a preview of what is brewing in the US, via WSJ.

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Watch Julian Temperley, master-cider maker of the Somerset Distillery make cider and apple brandy in lovely Somerset, England; via Guardian UK.

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