There is a lot of great cider being made all over the East Coast these days, but for me Autumn and Ezra at Eve’s Cidery are at the very top of the industry, making ciders and perry that are unmatched. You won’t find any hopped ciders or ciders flavored with ginger or lemon or cherries. They strive to express the intrinsic flavors of the apples grown in their orchards. That’s it. And that’s more than enough.

This video of them disgorging the second half of their 2015 vintage crossed my virtual desk this morning, and I thought I’d share. If you haven’t tasted these ciders — make the effort to do so. You will not be sorry.

You can learn more about what they are doing and order cider at

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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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