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Charlottesville Foggy Ridge Cider Cocktail Competition

Published: November 3, 2016 in Cocktails, Food & Drink, Recipes

Will Richey has built a group of unique and inventive restaurants in downtown Cville, all with excellent food and outstanding beverage programs, all focused on authentic and high quality ingredients. This fall, The Alley Light, […]

Appalachian Appleseed

Published: September 27, 2016 in Cocktails, Recipes

“Appalachian Appleseed” From Charlottesville’s Heirloom restaurant in the Graduate Hotel 3 oz Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider 1.5 oz Laird’s Old Apple Brandy 3 dashes Cardamom Bitters ½ oz fresh lemon juice 1 oz ginger […]

From The Pen of Our NY Distributor

Published: November 10, 2015 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Orchard

Foggy Ridge Cider’s top notch New York distributor has a stellar wine portfolio, talented wine professionals in the market and a growing knowledge of orchard based cider. This in depth post from T Edwards Wine […]


Published: October 29, 2015 in Cocktails, Food & Drink

Travis Croxton’s Rappahannock River Oysters is top on my list. Travis and his cousin Ryan revived their grandfather’s oyster business with a modern improvement—sustainable oyster farming rather than the old fashioned method that damaged breeding […]

Cider and Apple Organizations and Info

Published: August 28, 2015 in Resources

North American Fruit Explorers Non-profit organization of fruit and nut enthusiasts who share practical information about growing and enjoying all types of fruits and nuts. Slow Food International non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and […]

Food and Cider Pairings

Published: July 14, 2015 in Food & Drink, Recipes

Grilled fish or chicken, Bar-B-Que, Venison Stew, strong ripe cheeses, pork of any kind…cider pairs successfully with many foods. Experiment and find the combinations that appeal to your own palate. We’ve found these food and […]

Lucky Restaurant’s Winning Cider Cocktail & More

Published: December 4, 2014 in Cocktails

Lucky Restaurant’s Colonel Pippin Cocktail 1 ounce Mellow Corn 1 ounce Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold 1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice 2 dashes Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters Mix ingredeints in […]

It Takes All Kinds..of Cider Apples

Published: October 20, 2014 in Farm Life, Food & Drink, Inspiration, Orchard

It’s mid October; we’re eating pole beans from the garden, and half the nasturtiums are still in bloom. But even on a grey day, the Black Gum outside my office window glows scarlet, orange and […]

Authentically Fall at Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

Published: September 8, 2014 in Cocktails, Food & Drink

With Wendy’s offering an Artisan Egg Sandwich, authenticity in the kitchen isn’t always obvious. But when I see a farm stand with local produce outside a busy restaurant in Greensboro, NC, I know I’m in […]

Books on Apples and Cider

Published: May 12, 2014 in Resources

Browning, Frank. Apples. ISBN 0-86547-537-7 Bunyard, Edward, A. The Anatomy of Dessert—With a Few Notes on Wine. ISBN 0-8129-7157-4. Originally published in 1929, Bunyard describes the optimal moment of deliciousness for apples and other fruits. […]

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