Welcome to cyder.com - your connection on the web for all things cyder related.
Why the "y"?
based in the USA and ever since the disaster of prohibition the word
cider has been used interchangeably with apple juice. On this site we
use cyder to mean fermented apple juice, often referred to as "hard
cider. In the UK cyder is an altenate, and perhaps older, spelling
of cider which has always been alcoholic. We'll cheat a bit and
discuss Perry too, cyder's cousin made from pears.
Not much here yet, so what's the plan?
goal here is to provide a connection between producers and consumers.
Most producers are small artisans, developing their own unique flavors
and styles, typically selling into their local markets whereas cyder
lovers are everywhere. We'll use the "long tale" power of the internet
to make the connection between producers and consumers.
Will there be ratings, points and opinions.
not from us. We think that taste is unique to each individual and that
what you like is just that. We don't plan on recreating the wine
industry's ecosystem where experts express their verdict on a wine and
the press kow-tow to their opinion and glossy magazines extoll the
hints of English leather, sandalwood and wild berries in the exquisite
bouquet. If there's a demand, we may add a page where consumers can
comment on their favorites (though we'll still blacklist English
leather and sandalwood!).
provide links to the websites of any producer that would like to be
linked - no conditions, although we hope that everyone will reciprocate
and link to cyder.com. We'll be starting out with producers in the USA
with the goal of eventually including producers worldwide with
appropriate language translation.
a simple spam avoidance, please create our email address using the word
"contact" before that "at" symbol and then our simple cyder after that
"at" followed by the dot and then the com