Why the Finger Lakes is America's Best Cider Region
A conversation with cidermaker Steve Selin of South Hill Cider.
As I was doing my travel reporting, I recorded an interview with Steve Selin of South Hill Cider, near Ithaca. On a very windy day, Libby Parks (aka Cider Qween) and I spoke with Steve about what makes Finger Lakes cider special, why apple varieties matter, and why cider faces more challenges than wine. “The only difference between what people call wine and what we call cider is the fruit that it’s made from,” Selin says.