We've been focusing a lot on cider this week, but we haven't taught you how to drink it yet.

Okay, so there's not a whole lot of teaching to do; you just pour it into your face. But if you'd like to add some refinement and fully appreciate the hand-crafted beverage that represents the bounty of the Hudson Valley's apple crop, there are certain things you can do to enhance your experience.

Luckily we have an incredibly talented and knowledgeable cider maker here at the station to show you how to do just that! Ryan at Angry Orchard, which has an "Innovation" center in Walden where they try out all sorts of fun and exciting ciders--like one filtered through orange peel, Michigan cherries, and aged on Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels to give it the characteristics of an Old Fashioned--came by and showed us how it's done in the cider-drinking world.

Check it out and learn how to step up your cider game. And you get to be the guy to teach all of your friends how to properly drink it.

Just kidding. Don't do that. Don't be that friend.

Can't get enough delicious, delicious cider? Join us at the Hudson Valley Cider Festival at Barton Orchards in Poughquag on July 18.