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Pacific NW raises a glass to perry — sparkling and still
August 29, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Glass of perryWENATCHEE, Wash. – An alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears that was a favorite drink of Napoleon’s is gaining popularity in the United States, thanks to a wave of hard apple cider producers in the Pacific Northwest.

Getting serious about cider-making
February 20, 2009

MOUNT VERNON – Washington has become the nation’s second largest wine producer, and with a recent resurgence in interest in premium cider and perry, cider-making may be the next big thing.

Whether you are a beginner or a current cider producer, this summer you will have an opportunity to learn in depth about making quality cider and perry, orchard management, and succeeding in the cider industry from Peter Mitchell, one of the worlds’s leading experts.

Mitchell will lead an intensive five-day workshop on the “Principles and Practices of Cider Making” sponsored … » More …