Where and What to Drink in the Hudson Valley and Catskills


featurewaysideWayside Cider

Cultivating Catskills heritage through cider

Alex Wilson’s cider making began as a young man in England when he paired up with a friend’s grandfather to learn the process. In 2008, Wilson moved to the Catskills and met Irene Hussey, his business partner, during a cider contest at Table on Ten, the restaurant in Bloomville. Hussey won the cider contest; Wilson came in second. When someone suggested they pair up, they took the advice and formed Wayside Cider. The partnership has turned out to be one of the best pairings since ham and cheese, judging both by their exquisite cider and reverential stewardship of their land. … more