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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Drink This Now

3 Cozy Crock-Pot Cocktails For a Crowd

The crock-pot is the perfect tool for making hot cocktails for a crowd.

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The Usual

Crave-Worthy French Cider for Fall

After a long day of slinging uni and oysters at Brooklyn’s Maison Premiere, chef Lisa Giffen rewards herself with a glass of Cyril Zangs cider. 

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Drink This Now

12 Excellent Hard Ciders to Drink This Fall

If trends do indeed come and go in cycles, then we’re currently heading back to colonial times when cider was the drink of choice. 

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Cider Week

5 Ways to Cook with Hard Cider

Sarasola Basque Cider

Celebrate Cider Week with these five fun uses for hard cider.

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F&W Gift Guide

The Must-Have Gift for Cider Lovers

The Brooklyn Brew Shop crew is turning its attention to DIY cider with a new hard cider kit.

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Drink This Now

Halloween Party Drinks: Scary Wines and Spooky Ciders

Ray Isle Vampire

F&W's executive wine editor is truly a good sport. He broke out his weekend gear (left) and popped by the Today Show this morning to drink Green Goblin Cider and The Velvet Devil Merlot with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Here, some of his top bottles to buy this Halloween.

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple: Cider has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Angry Orchard is from the same people who make Sam Adams. Widely available, it's an American type cider—that is, lightly sweet and crisp. Plus it's got spooky trees blowing in the wind on the label ($9 suggested retail for a six-pack).

Green Goblin Cider: How can you argue with a goblin-labeled cider for Halloween? He's a creepy looking creature, but the cider's great, in a classic English dry style ($5 for a 500ml bottle).

Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot: A perfect Halloween wine, because (a) it's got a big black pitchfork on the label and (b) it's really rich and silky (or velvety), with lots of dark fruit flavor. It's from Washington State ($12).

Watch Ray bob for cider with Today's Kathie Lee and Hoda, here.

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