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Of Apples And Orchards: Chronicling The 'Cider Revival' In Vermont And Beyond

A map of the U.S. Northeast showing cideries and apple orchards in various states.
Gabriele Wilson
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Abrams Press
Author Jason Wilson looks at the orchards, growers and apple varieties that go into all flavors of cider in his new book "The Cider Revival."

If you're looking for a Vermont-made beverage to quench your thirst, you could drown in options: craft beer, locally-distilled spirits and even Vermont-made sodas. You can increasingly add craft cider to the mix. We're talking about all things hard cider and the growing popularity of the centuries-old drink.

The front cover of the book "The Cider Revival" and a photo of author Jason Wilson.
Credit Jacket by Gabriele Wilson of Abrams Books / Photo by Kevin Klinskidorn
Author Jason Wilson traveled from New England to the West Coast to Europe to meet the cider makers and apple growers in "The Cider Revival."

Author Jason Wilson joins Vermont Edition to talk about his new book The Cider Revival: Dispatches From The Orchard and discuss the apples, orchards, growers and ciders taking root in Vermont, New England and beyond.

And we'll hear from Steve Wood, owner of Farnum Hill Ciders and Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire, about his decades growing cider apples and sharing his knowledge — and cuttings — with other orchardists.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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