Welcome to the 3rd Annual New York International Cider Competition

The Only International Cider Competition Judged By Real Trade Buyers

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 New York International Cider Competition!

The Competition is going Virtual in 2021!

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The Big Apple’s most prestigious international wine competition.

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