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October 18, 2015

Hard Cider Getaways to Visit The Fall

-- Gothamist

by: Gothamist Getaways

Hard cider has come a long way since it was the thirst-quencher of choice in colonial times. The boozy beverage, which trumped beer in popularity well into the nineteenth century, is once again on the rise in the United States.

May 7, 2015

Cider Bars Are Taking Root

-- New York Times

by: Robert Simonson

“I’ve heard the term cider snob,” Ben Sandler said, “but I haven’t met one yet.”

When he does finally meet one — that seems inevitable — it will most likely be in his bar and restaurant, Wassail, which he recently opened on the Lower East Side with his wife, Jennifer Lim, and another business partner, Sabine Hrechdakian. Wassail has a dozen hard ciders on draft, five by the glass and more than 80 in bottles, from cider makers in Chile, England, France, Ireland, Spain and the United States.