Here is a brief list of the blogs that I think are bringing quality content to the world of cider makers and drinkers in a time where there is a lot going on in the industry. This is by no means an exhaustive list (for that, take a look at Cider Nation) – just a list of my favorites. If you have some favorites of your own please leave a comment below.
Cider Guide is written by Eric West, a certified Cicerone, BJCP recognized judge and the Registrar for GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition). It documents his travels through the wide world of American Cider.
READ FOR: American Cider, Cider Maker Spotlights
Alex, the Cider Monger is a self-proclaimed cider-nerd and cider-evangelist. Alex is certified by the National Association of Cider Makers in England and has judged in commercial cider competitions. As an avid cider maker and cider drinker from British Columbia, he primarily writes reviews and news about Canadian and Pacific Northwest ciders.
READ FOR: Canadian Cider, Solid Reviews
Cider-lover Meredith writes extensive reviews of the all the ciders she drinks…And she drinks a fair amount of cider. Her reviews are extremely thorough and honest written in nice casual voice which is very approachable.
READ FOR: Solid Reviews, Casual Conversation
With an obvious focus on American craft cider, United States of Cider is a great all-round resource for cider at all levels. It spans a wide range from reviews, to cider maker spotlights and book reviews.
READ FOR: Readings & Resources, American Cider
Bill Bradshaw, author of I am Cider is a professional photographer – but his site is way more than just beautiful photos. It’s chock full of great content. From his home-base in Somerset, Bill chronicles all aspects of UK cider culture.
READ FOR: Great Photography, UK Cider
This is a relatively new blog with a refreshingly unique perspective on the hard cider resurgence in america. Its a traditional style blog, with a feed of everyday, unpolished cider content – giving it a nice casual, friendly tone.
READ FOR: American Cider, Casual Conversation
Another solid cider blog is Old Time Cider, but left it of the list due to the infrequency of posts.
Are their any others you think should be on the list – leave a comment and let me know!