Erin James - Tasting Cider

Join us on February 8th at 7pm for an in-depth dive into Cider! Specials for cider flights and cocktails will be available from Raconteur the day of - check back later for more details!

This complete guide to North America's oldest beverage celebrates hard cider's rich history and its modern makers, as well as its deliciously diverse possibilities. Flavor profiles and tasting guidelines highlight 100 selections of cider -- including single varietal, dessert, hopped, and barrel-aged -- plus perry, cider's pear-based cousin. A perfect addition to any meal, cider pairings are featured in 30 food recipes, from Brussels sprouts salad to salmon chowder, brined quail, and poached pear frangipane. An additional 30 cocktail recipes include creative combinations such as Maple Basil Ciderita and Pear-fect Rye Fizz.

Erin James is the author of Tasting Cider and the editor-in-chief of CIDERCRAFT(R) and Sip Northwest magazines. A tenured food, beverage, and travel writer, her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Wino Magazine, Washington State Wine, Seattle Met Bride & Groom, and Seattle Weekly. She lives in Seattle and can be found online at

Tasting Cider: The Cidercraft(r) Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612128375
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Storey Publishing - July 25th, 2017