The Cider Journal Launches in the Wake of an American Cider Revival

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New Online Publication To Review And Report On All things Cider Launched With Reporting on Hard Cider News and Events, Delivering Commentary and Frequent Cider Reviews

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The Cider Journal aims to be an important source of information for those new to hard cider

The Cider Journal, a new web-based publication devoted to the fast growing cider market, has launched, bringing reviews, news and insights to the expanding audience for hard cider. Produced by award-winning wine blog publisher Tom Wark, The Cider Journal aims to deliver cider aficionados and the hard cider trade with an independent voice covering all things cider.

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According to Nielsen, sales of hard cider climbed 89% in 2013, 90% in 2012, and are up 78% in the 13 weeks ending April 26, 2014. This explosive growth in sales of hard cider has come with a significant growth in the number of new cider drinkers many of whom are seeking information, as well as significant growth in the number of craft cider producers across the country.

“The phenomenal increase in cider sales and in the number of producers of craft cider has resulted in a large swath of new cider drinkers and members of the cider trade looking for informative, provocative and critical information on their new favorite beverage, “said publisher Wark. “The Cider Journal aims to be an important source of information for those new to hard cider and those who have appreciated this uniquely American beverage for years.”

The Cider Journal is focused in particular on finding and reviewing ciders from around the world, providing readers with critical and independent evaluations on a five-star scale. The new publication launches with more than 40 ciders from around the U.S. and the world already evaluated and rated. The Cider Journal will also bring its readers commentary on the cider trade, articles on how and where to best enjoy cider, interviews with its artisan producers and pioneers, as well as focus on important cider-related events and news from across the globe.

“The best artisan ciders are every bit as complex, interesting and connected to the land as the best wines are,” noted Wark. “This is an extraordinary time for cider drinkers and the cider trade as more Americans quickly come to understand the complexity and quality behind artisan ciders and we hope to bring that excitement to our readers in articles and reviews in The Cider Journal.”

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