Cider is up for debate. It didn’t used to be and it certainly shouldn’t be, but it is. After visiting Warwick Valley Winery in upstate New York, the makers of the acclaimed Doc’s Draft hard cider, the story of this historic and once incredibly popular beverage began to unfurl.
If you are like most Americans, when you think of cider you picture that sweet, unfiltered apple juice that hits store shelves in the early autumn. Unfortunately, thanks to Prohibition and some strange legislative tinkering, that notion isn’t quite correct.