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A Hard Cider Hat Trick

By Christopher Matthews Both good things and bad come in threes. For my hard cider entries in the 30th Annual Hudson Valley Homebrew Competition last month, however, it was a rare and perfectly positive trifecta: not only did I take … Continue reading

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Back in the Winners’ Circle: Matthews’ Homebrew Cider

By Christopher Matthews I made quite a splash with my (hard) cider at the recent 2019 Hudson Valley Homebrew Competition (HVHC). Not only did I take First and Third Place in the “Standard Cider” category, respectively, but also Best in … Continue reading

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Black Twig: Tennessee Apple, Thriving on the Hudson

By Christopher Matthews As Thanksgiving approaches, the harvest is winding down quickly in our corner of the Hudson Valley.¬†Looking back, 2012 was mostly¬†a banner year for produce (depending on location, of course — a late frost hit some). Despite being … Continue reading

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