Is it just us, or does everything seem to be heating up this month? Of course we’re not just talking about the weather. We, the vaccinated, are finally cleared to retire our masks (for the most part), summer is finally in our sights, and Cider Week New York is back! Produced by the New York Cider Association, Cider Week New York runs through Memorial Day weekend, and features a variety of events: both in-person and virtual tastings, dinner pairings, panel conversations, orchard tours, cider yoga sessions, and so much more. Here are some must-attend events you won’t want to miss—especially if you love cider even half as much as us.
Wednesday, May 26 • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
AMERICAN CIDER, TASTE & TALK
Join Heritage Radio Network online, in celebrating the debut of “American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage” by Daniel Pucci and Craig Cavallo. The first of its kind, the book chronicles the history of cider making in the United States, offering essential knowledge on what to drink and where the cider market is heading. The authors will dive into history and flavor in conversation with Jimmy Carbone, host of the award-winning HRN podcast, Beer Sessions Radio. In the second half of this event, Pucci and Cavallo will be joined by Angry Orchard’s head cider maker Ryan Burke for myth-busting about this beverage and an interactive cider tasting. Every ticket includes a copy of “American Cider” from Books are Magic. Get more information, or buy tickets, here.
Saturday, May 29 • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5 BORO PICNYC FEATURING CIDER ALLEY
Food Karma Projects, the producers of Pig Island NYC and Brisket King NYC, are bringing you the ultimate Memorial Day barbecue and picnic—with cider! Join for a full day of ribs, vegetarian dishes and a cider alley featuring Original Sin Cider and many others. One ticket price provides all-inclusive food and drink tastings and VIP tickets are available for early admission. This event will take place at Snug Harbor Heritage Farm in Staten Island. Get more information, or buy tickets, here.
BLT X WÖLFFER TASTING EVENT
Ongoing throughout Cider Week—through May 27—BLT Restaurant Group toasts to the start of rosé season with the introduction of a new brand partnership with Wölffer Estate, a sustainable vineyard in the heart of the Hamptons. As temperatures rise and flowers bloom in New York City, the international hospitality group is bringing Wölffer’s iconic Rosé Stand to BLT Prime to offer New Yorkers a taste of the Hamptons. The Wölffer Rosé Stand will be open to the public with three of the New York brand’s most beloved rosé products, including Wolffer’s Dry Rosé Cider. To make a reservation, visit BLT Prime on OpenTable.
Can’t make it to any of the above events? Virtual Cider Week programming can be viewed on the New York Cider Association’s YouTube channel. For more information, please visit www.ciderweeknewyork.com.