When Autumn Stoscheck received her cidery license in 2002, she was just 21 years old -- and the State Liquor Authority told her she was the youngest person in New York State to hold a license. So, unlike many of the producers now jumping into the game, this is the only career she's ever known.
There are too few places in this city where you can nurse along a budding cider obsession, which makes us incredibly grateful for The Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway, Astoria, 718-777-0913). Owners Ben Sandler and Jennifer Lim launched the place with grilled cheese, good coffee, and nice beer, but t ... More >>
Looking for an alternative fermented beverage to add to your summer drinking repertoire? Consider cider, particularly some of the new craft ciders being released this month. Two upcoming festivals celebrate the cider renaissance and will give attendees the chance to sample some unique, surprising of ... More >>
Another year, another week of cider jubilation passed in NYC. The fun isn't over for cider producers though; in fact, the apple harvest, which functions much like the vinous version (picking, pressing, fermenting), is in high gear. But for city dwellers who got a taste of apple country delivered to ... More >>
When it rains, it pours, so get ready for another booze-soaked NYC weekend that's gonna spill right into your work week. In fact, have that doctor's note ready in the event of over-enthusiastic participation. If you thought your glasses were full with the NYC Wine and Food Festival in town, prepare ... More >>
abhijittembhekar/flickrDrink your apples.It's always sad to see fruit stands at the farmers market become less and less diverse as the weather cools. Sure, New York apples are great, but they're just about the only tree fruit we're likely to see for the next six months. They'll even invade ou ... More >>
New West Village bistro gets lost in the corn