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    The Splendid Table logoTake a listen to Francis Lam’s interview with Diane Flynt on the podcast Splendid Table about her book, Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South.
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    Diane Flynt profile in Garden and Gun magazineGarden & Gun magazine profiles Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South and quizzes Diane Flynt on her favorite southern apples.
    Five Must-Try Southern Apples
    Peter Hatch, formerly Monticello’s Director of Gardens and Grounds, reviews Diane’s book in Magnolia, the journal of the Southern Garden History Society.
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    Apples on treeNorth Carolina’s D.G. Martin writes about southern apples and Diane’s book.
    One on One: Time for Apples
    Diane FlyntRADIO IQ’s Roxy Todd speaks to Diane about heirloom apples and her book.
    New book explores history, science and culture of heirloom apples across the south
    Apples on treeDeep South Magazine highlights apples from unexpected southern states in this article about Diane’s book.
    A Southern Apple Tale
    Green and Growing with Ashely FrascaAtlanta’s Green and Growing with Ashely Frasca interviews Diane and Josh Fuder from the Georgia Heritage Orchard.
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    Diane Flynt wins Award for Significant Contribution to the Cider Industry at CiderCon 2022Diane Flynt wins Award for Significant Contribution to the Cider Industry at CiderCon 2022
    Celebrating Leaders in Cider: Diane Flynt
    Diane Keynotes at CiderCon2022Diane Flynt Keynote Speaker for CiderCon February 2-4, 2022.
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    Diane in an OrchardThe Washington Post covered the retirement of the Foggy Ridge Cider brand in their article
    It’s last call for the Virginia cider that launched the industry’s craft movement.
    Archiving OrchardsArchiving Orchards: Mod Society Greensboro interviews “unlikely Johnny Appleseed” Diane Flynt
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    Orchard in a BottleAn Orchard In A Bottle: Speaking with heritage cidermakers including Diane Flynt,
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     Diane FlyntCONSUMER & RETAIL: “I’ll fall out of my apple tree when I’m 95”: Virginia’s Diane Flynt is the pioneer of Southern cider
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    Cider Culture: 4 Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World
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    Cidercraft: “The veteran cidermaker turns her focus exclusively to the land. “
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    James Beard Foundation Award Nomination
    Please join us in congratulating our own Diane Flynt on her Third James Beard Foundation Awards nomination for Best Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional!
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    Washington Post: “An American cider pioneer is signaling final call. Diane Flynt, founder of Virginia’s Foggy Ridge Cider, announced Nov. 9 that her current release will be her last.”
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    The female chefs nominated for the James Beard Awards are on fire
    Nominated in the Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional category, Flynt was a female pioneer in the cider industry and in where she chose to plant her trees — planting cider apples in the Southern Appalachians in the late 1990s.
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    Foggy Ridge’s Flynt Gets Prestigious Award Nomination
    Tom Wark writes in The Cider Journal that “Flynt has been an inspiration to numerous cidermakers, cideries and writers like myself. The Foggy Ridge ciders are among the best in the country and the most consistent in their high quality.”
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    On a Road Trip Through Virginia, Change Meets Tradition
    Travel & Leisure writes about a visit to our end of Virginia. The writer wandered the Foggy Ridge orchard, feeling “tremendous tenderness for the gnarled trees, for their deep roots.”
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    CiderCraft Magazine Reviews Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold
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    Crafting Hard Cider
    Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine profiles Diane Flynt and Foggy Ridge in their October 2016 issue
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    Foggy Ridge Cider featured in USA TODAY
    Jeff Book, a contributing writer with CIDERCRAFT magazine shares some of his favorite ciders with USA TODAY.
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    Foggy Cider reviewed by The Wine Advocate
    The Wine Advocate’s Mark Squires reviews Foggy Ridge Cider along with other fine ciders made with real cider apples.
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    Cocktail Recipes from Foggy Ridge Cider in Victoria Magazine
    A collection of cocktails for cider.
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    Foggy Ridge Cider featured in Bon Appetit
    Foggy Ridge Cider is one of 10 ciders featured that will turn any wine snob into a cider snob!
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    HOME Magazine
    Virginia Hard Cider featured in HOME Magazine
    The story of cider is told from Colonial times to present as well as orchard to bottle.  Learn more about local artesian cider producers and the best pairings with favorite fall dishes.
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    Crystal Palate Podcast Discusses Cider with Diane
    Crystal discusses the history and evolution of the cider industry with Diane who reveals her secrets to making cider in the fine wine tradition
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    wine-enthusiast_120x145Wine Enthusiast features Foggy Ridge
    Wine Enthusiast features Foggy Ridge Cider in their June 2016 profile of “Virginia’s Revolutionaries”
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    Wine Enthusiast reviews of Foggy Ridge
    The August 2015 issue of Wine Enthusiast gives some stellar reviews in their roundup “Cider—Dry American Grower Ciders.”
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    The New York Times “Dry Cider, an American Favorite, Rebounds”
    Foggy Ridge Serious Cider is picked as #1 in a taste test, November 8, 2013.
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    Esquire “Virginia Is The Food Region of 2014” features Foggy Ridge Cider
    As part of their comprehensive 2014 Food and Drink Awards, Esquirefeatures Foggy Ridge Cider, maker of ciders as complex as any you’ll find in Normandy, in their October 2014 issue.
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    Wine Enthusiast Magazine recommends Foggy Ridge
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine recipe of the month pairs with Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold Cider in their October 2013 issue.
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    Local Palate features article by Diane Flynt
    “Stand Facing the Orchard” focuses on the intricacies in producing a true orchard-based cider.
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    Foggy Ridge Cider - Resurrecting the lost apples
    CBS Sunday Morning features Foggy Ridge
    “Resurrecting the lost apples” looks at efforts to save heirloom apples, including an interview with Foggy Ridge’s Diane Flynt.
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    Fox WFXR interviews Diane Flynt
    “Cidermakers Keep Busy During the Wintertime” sheds a light on how important the orchard and the apple varieties are in making award-winning ciders.
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    Foggy Ridge Website Designer Receives Award
    Congratulations to David Kerr for his recognition of excellence in interactive media for the Foggy Ridge website rebuild in 2015!
    2015 Travel
    Blue Ridge Travel Guide discovers Foggy Ridge Cider
    Blue Ridge Travel Guide includes Foggy Rider Cider in it’s article about some of the most beautiful and delicious discoveries along the Blue Ridge.
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    Culintro interviews Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider
    Culintro talks with Diane Flynt about how her cider line stands out in their April 2015 issue.
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    The Post and Courier profiles Foggy Ridge Cider
    The Post and Courier profiles Foggy Ridge Cider’s early start among modern hard cider makers in their February 2015 issue.
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    VA Cider Makers Serious About Their Craft
    Robbie Harris interviews Foggy Ridge General Manger Sue Carter, Orchardist Eliza Greenmanand, and intern Megan McGuire on WVTF Public Radio.
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    Vineyard & Winery Management “Virginia Cider Industry Grows Alongside Wineries” spotlights Foggy Ridge Cider
    In Vineyard & Winery Management‘s Fall 2014 issue, Foggy Ridge Cider is recognized for igniting an artisan cider movement in Virginia that now reaches across the country.
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    Beer and Brewing “Craft Cider: How The Pros Do It” features Foggy Ridge Cider
    Beer and Brewing spotlights Foggy Ridge Cider in their Fall 2014 issue.
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    Cider Craft “The Modern Founding Fathers of Cider” spotlights Foggy Ridge Cider
    Cider Craft pays tribute to latter-day Johnny Appleseeds in their Spring • Summer 2014 issue.
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    INDY Week profiles Foggy Ridge Cider
    Artisan dry cider finds its place in fine dining and cocktails in the June 2014 issue of INDY Week.
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    USA Today spotlights Foggy Ridge Cider
    USA Today recommends Foggy Ridge Cider in the December 2013 feature on artisan cider.
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    Premier Traveler Profile
    Foggy Ridge’s Diane Flynt tapped as one of the “industry’s brightest stars.”
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    Men’s Journal features Foggy Ridge Cider
    Men’s Journal selects Foggy Ridge as one of the 5 Best Craft Ciders in America in their February 2014 issue.
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    mp3 fileDiane talks about cidermaking in an interview on iWineRadio.
    C-Ville Weekly interviews Diane Flynt
    Diane Flynt is profiled in C-Ville Weekly’s October 2013 issue.
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    Afar, the Experimental Travel Guide features Foggy Ridge
    Wandering Chef: Sarah Simmons features Foggy Ridge Cider in Afar, the Experimental Travel Guide September 2013 issue.
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    Imbibe Magazine “Best Hard Ciders” spotlights Foggy Ridge
    Foggy Ridge Serious Cider is featured in Imbibe Magazine’sSeptember/October 2013 issue.
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    Blue Ridge Country “Best of the Mountains” honors Foggy Ridge
    Blue Ridge Country readers voted Foggy Ridge Cider “Best Mountain-Made Spirit.”
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    Virginia Living features Foggy Ridge Cider
    Foggy Ridge Cider was featured by Virginia Living in their “Best of Virginia 2013” issue.
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    Virginia Living’s first annual “Made in Virginia Awards” honors Foggy Ridge
    Foggy Ridge Cider was selected by Virginia Living as one of their favorite products of 2012.
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    Foggy Ridge Cider featured in Martha Stewart LivingMartha Stewart Living recommends Foggy Ridge Handmade Cider
    Foggy Ridge Cider is selected as one of the favorite American craft ciders profiled in the Martha Stewart Living November 2012 issue.
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    The Washington Post features Foggy Ridge Cider
    The October 2012 article, “Virginia cider, flavored by early America” features Foggy Ridge Cider in their profile of Virginia ciders.
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    Foggy Ridge Cider featured in Penthouse“Apple of My Eye”
    Penthouse features Foggy Ridge Cider in the September 2012 issue profiling fall-friendly cider.
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    Foggy Ridge Cider Cooking Light Taste Test Award WinnerTaste Test Award
    Cooking Light names Foggy Ridge Pippin Black to its 2012 list of Best Local Artisanal Foods.
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    Breathe features Foggy Ridge Cider
    Breathe in the September 2012 issue features Foggy Ridge Cider in their hard cider spotlight.
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    Food & Wine suggests Pippin Gold
    The November 2011 Food & Wine lists Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold as a “Dessert Cider to Try.”
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    Imbibe features Foggy Ridge Cider
    Imbibe in the September/October 2011 issue features Foggy Ridge Serious Cider in their profile of American-made dry ciders.
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    Esquire recommends Foggy Ridge Serious Cider
    October’s Esquire lists Foggy Ridge in its roundup “The Best Hard Cider for Men. No, Really.”
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    “Cider Houses Rule”
    The October 2011Hemispheres magazine says small cideries like Foggy Ridge Cider are putting craft beer’s little brother back on the beverage map.
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    Flavor spotlights Foggy Ridge
    “Comfort Me with Apples” in the Late Summer 2011 issue spotlights Foggy Ridge First Fruit as “a perfect cider for summer-autumn food pairing.”
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    Edible Piedmont features Foggy Ridge Cider
    Foggy Ridge Cider is featured in the Harvest 2011 issue about easy to like hard ciders.
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    Food & Wine spotlights Foggy Ridge
    “Cider Sensation” in the September 2010 issue spotlights Foggy Ridge’s commitment to preserving heirloom varietals.
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    Richmond Magazine on Foggy Ridge Cider
    Brandon Fox profiles Diane Flynt in “One Woman’s Mission to Bring Back Real Cider to Virginia.”
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    Garden & Gun profiles Foggy Ridge’s Diane Flynt
    “The Hard-Cider House Rules” in the April/May 2010 issue profiles “how one woman chucked it all for a (hardworking) life among the apple trees.”
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    Gourmet reviews Foggy Ridge
    From the November Gourmet: “The golden-hued ‘Serious Cider’ has a gorgeous nose and a perfect sweet-tart balance. ‘ Sweet Stayman’ is paler and slightly tannic, with nice fruit flavor.”
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    Virginia Living profiles Foggy Ridge
    “Hard Cider Lifts Spirits”: A profile of Foggy Ridge and Chuck and Diane Flynt.
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    Saveur reviews Foggy Ridge
    “Flavor of Fall” in the November 2009 issue says Foggy Ridge “cultivates more than 30 varieties of ugly and inedible cider apples, which are blended to yield beautifully balanced sparkling ciders.”
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    Saveur lists Foggy Ridge Open House
    The November 2009 issue of Saveur lists resources and events for preserving heirloom apples, including Foggy Ridge.
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    Bon Appétit Magazine features Foggy Ridge Cider
    The May 2009 issue of Bon Appétit names Foggy Ridge Hard Cider “What to Buy” in Virginia in its “Best of the USA” Travel Issue.
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    The Place Setting
    Fred Sauceman’s third book to explore Appalachian foodways includes a chapter on Foggy Ridge Cider titled “Squeezing Spitters and Pippins.”
    Edible Blue Ridge profiles the Apple Corps
    In their Winter 2010 issue, they cover the overwhelmingly positive response to Foggy Ridge’s Apple Corps
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    “The Cider Press: Foggy Ridge Cider in Dugspur, Virginia”, March 9, 2011
    Chris Lehault interviews Diane Flynt about what makes Foggy Ridge Ciders unique.
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    “Foggy Ridge Hard Cider: Move Over Wine…Cider Rules”, October 14th, 2010
    “When Diane Flynt talks about varietals of apples and the delicacies of hard cider it would be easy to mistake her for a winemaker from the heartland of Virginia” say’s Gwen Mayes.
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    “Cider House Rules”
    The Carolina Foodie blog discusses Foggy Ridge Cider. “True cider is the work of an artisan, and like wine, it takes a serious application of techniques.”
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    “Cider Pressed from a Small-Farm Dream”
    Flavor Magazine, April/May 2009
    Foggy Ridge’s Diane Flynt left a corporate career to start a community-friendly cidery.
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    “Cider makers taking the hard road”
    The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA, October 7, 2007
    Lindsey Nair profiles Diane and Chuck Flynt as they make this year’s cider, and concludes that “producing cider is serious business”.
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    Foggy Ridge Website Wins Communicator Award
    The Foggy Ridge website won the 2008 Communicator Award of Distinction in the Food & Beverage category.
    International Eastern Wine Competition
    All three Foggy Ridge Cider blends won silver medals in the 2009 International Eastern Wine Competition. The largest and most prestigious competition east of the Rockies, the IEWC is judged by wine professional from around the world.
    Virginia Wine Industry Honors Foggy Ridge Cider
    Foggy Ridge Cider’s Sweet Stayman won a silver medal in the Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition in the fruit wine category. We are happy to be recognized by Virginia’s talented wine professions. Remember, cider is the “other” wine. Read more about our ciders.
    Foggy Ridge Cider Wins at National Cider Competition
    Foggy Ridge Cider’s Serious Cider and First Fruit won Silver Medals at the Great Lakes Olde World Syder Competition, the largest US commercial cider competition. With over 60 cidermakers represented we are happy to be among those recognized for high quality craft made cider.
    Women Wine Professionals Award Gold to Serious Cider
    The National Womens Wine Competition honored Foggy Ridge Cider’s Serious Cider with a Gold Medal. Judged by women wine professionals, we are pleased to be recognized in this national competition. Cider is the “chick drink”!
    “The Time is Ripe for Cider”
    The Gazette, Galax, VA, May 26, 2007
    Christopher Brook writes that “cidermaking will go on” at Foggy Ridge Cider despite two hard frosts in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia. Orchardist and cidermaker Diane Flynt grows heirloom apples in the shadow of Buffalo Mountain near Laurel Fork, VA. Foggy Ridge provides resources for apple growers and hobby cidermakers.
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    “Adding Sparkle to Life”
    Winston Salem Journal, Winston Salem, VA, June 20, 2007
    In the midst of Virginia wine country, Foggy Ridge Cider produces artisan hard cider from complex cider apples. Michael Hastings reports “When making wine you look for a balance of tannin, acid and sugar. It’s the same with cider.” Cidermaker Diane Flynt suggests food and cider pairings.
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    “Virginia Cider and Mead Tasting”
    Blog description of an orchard picnic at Foggy Ridge Cider with artisan goat cheese from Goat Lady and Meadowcreek Dairies paired with hard cider from Foggy Ridge. “Man, I love this area,” writes Laurie.
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    “Parkway Couple Incarnate Moses and Betty Cone’s Apples…”
    Blowing Rock Rocket, Blowing Rock, NC, May 31, 2007
    Foggy Ridge Cider is featured at the “Denim and Cider’ event on June 2, 2007 as part of the Blowing Rock Stage production of Moses Cone: The Denim King. “Foggy Ridge cider begins in the orchard”, writes the Rocket. “The aim is to put fruit in the bottle with minimal manipulation.”
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