Cider Made Simple (Hardcover)

All About Your New Favorite Drink

By Jeff Alworth, Lydia Nichols (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452134451, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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Cider has become the new "it" drink, with a wide range of styles popping up on restaurant menus and at neighborhood bars everywhere. Sweet, tart, sparkling, still—cider has many wonderful (and sometimes unexpected) qualities. But how to choose? For this gateway guide, author Jeff Alworth traveled to France, England, Spain, Canada, and the United States, asking questions and drinking every variety of cider he could find, resulting in a compact yet comprehensive overview. An ideal introduction to this complex and always refreshing beverage, Cider Made Simple will give imbibers the tools they need to choose the cider that's right for them.

About the Author

Jeff Alworth writes the blog Beervana and is an avid beer and cider connoisseur. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Lydia Nichols is an East Coast–based illustrator who has created work for Family Circle magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Hasbro.