I started my first cider this weekend. It was an easy recipe so I am confident it will come out okay. I bought a high-end apple juice and used a packet of what says it is cider yeast. A little pectin enzyme to clear things up and wine tannin and acid to balance things.
In the meantime, I had some very good ciders. The Blind Pig, a local brewery, has a cider that is a short term goal. They used the soft apple cider from the local orchard to make their cider. I want to do the same in the near future.
I had a blueberry cider that was just dreamy. I have read about peach ciders as well.
I foresee a small orchard in my backyard once I get good at this.
I also talked to several potential new members of my shire recently as well.
Slowly, the list is getting worked on.