Tag Archives: Reviews

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    FHC makes a short list

    A well-informed friend of F-Hill sent this link, which – if you don’t feel like clicking – rates our Dooryard 1502 among The Five Ciders Under $25 You Need Right Now – “you” being readers of punchdrink.com. The other four are European and admirable, so we’re very pleased. Punch called ours the ‘lightest’ of the […]

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    FHC in 2 More Books

    Following our new policy of mentioning cider books that mention us, we warmly recommend the newest edition of  ‘Cider, Hard and Sweet,’ a neo-classic by our friend Ben Watson, first published a decade ago. Ben has done more to cultivate this country’s  renewed acquaintance  with cider and its pleasures than anyone else we know of. […]

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    Steve’s in a New Cider Book!

    World’s Best Ciders is a new book by Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw, witty Englishmen who spent a couple of days at our orchard in 2011 and investigated everything, laughing at jet-lag, then whizzed onward. Back then they doubted that their book would come out over here.  Apparently publishers in the States didn’t see much […]

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    Thank You, Saveur

    We do love compliments, especially from prestigious periodicals with massive credibility. And modesty is so last-century. SO THREE CHEERS FOR FH SEMI-DRY CIDER and two-point-nine cheers for the many and various other people’s ciders (OPC)  featured in the current issue of Saveur Magazine!!! LDS

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    NY Times Tips FH Xtra Dry for Thanksgiving

    November 15th: The New York Times’ Eric Asimov recommended two Northeastern ciders, Farnum Hill Extra Dry and West County’s Redfield (Colrain, MA) for Thanksgiving. We are delighted for ourselves and for our pals at West County.  http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/what-can-i-drink-at-thanksgiving-besides-wine/

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    Cider News Roundup, pre-harvest edition

    Well, summer is coming to a close at Poverty Lane Orchards.  We’ve noticed that as temperatures drop, the cider world comes to life.  So before we get even farther behind on our scan of cider news, here’s an update from near and far. (CW) First, a huge congratulations and shout out to the Northwest Cider […]

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    FH Cider Forecast: ‘Dooryard’ bottles await labels

    5/20/2011 Dooryard Latest: bottles filled, labels coming. Wow, the paragraphs below look pretty whiny now. For months it’s been Dooryard Dooryard Dooryard in the cider room, kegs going out, good reports so far. Bottles filled up and stacked high. Next big step: find out whether anyone wants all this bottled Dooryard. When the new labels […]

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    Kingston Black Reviewed by our friend, Old Timey Dave

    There is a group of cider fans throughout the world, and the West-Coast based Old Timey Dave is one of our favorites. On his Old Time Cider website he tracks current cider producers, reviews ciders, and generally supports apples and their fermentation. On June 10, 2010 he reviewed our Kingston Black Cider on the Old […]

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    Farmhouse Cask in Burlington; Farmhouse Tap & Grill

    Perhaps some of Farnum Hill fans out there know that we’ve been working on building our presence in the wild world of beer. Fortunately, our neighbors right across the Connecticut river — that is, Vermonters — have some of the best craft beers (and beer bars!) around. We have been working with Paul Sayler at […]

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    BevX.com Cider Features

    The minute I spoke to Sean at BevX.com, I suspected he might have some experience drinking cider. From his charming accent to an interest in rugby and single malts — well, you can imagine, I’m sure! So his online magazine dedicated to beer, wine, spirits, travel, and fun seems to be hitting the spot. Subscribe […]

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    Behind on Blogs….some recent mentions

    We have had a couple of recent reviews and mentions, the first from NYC-based Hoptopia of our XDry Still Cider (perhaps our cider maker’s favorite offering). RELEASE: Year Round THE ABV. 7.5% | IBU’s. ? THE NOSE: Musk, Tarragon, Leather, Gooseberry, Pear Juice THE TASTE: Radish, White Cranberry, Pineapple, Dill Pickle, Iceberg Lettuce THE BOTTOMLINE: […]

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    Miz Maggie B loves Cider!

    Miz Maggie B, a Boston-area lady of refined tastes, got her hands on some Farnum Hill Farmhouse for cooking and sipping. Here’s what she thought: In lieu of wine or beer, I opted to toast with a bottle of local cider. I had been saving it for a special occasion and, gosh, what better occasion […]