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Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!

Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!
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Interviewing cidermakers, importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!

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Episodes

124: No input apples at Big Fish Cider | Virginia

4/18/2018
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Kirk Billingsley has been charmed by cider ever since he was a kid. Coming home from school he fondly remembers being mentored by his dad who had a barrel of sweet cider (non fermented apple juice) outside the family’s home in the same county of Highland where he still lives today. In 2015 he opened Big Fish Cider Company after making cider non commercially for 25 years in his home. This chat was recorded at CiderCon2018. Sarah Collins Simmons who works with Kirk also joined us and...

Duration:01:06:42

123: The Perry Farmer in Loré, France

4/11/2018
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Poiré Fermier is French for Perry Farmer, which is only part of the story for the featured guest in this episode 123. Cidermaker Philippe and wife Marie-Claire Derouault also manage a herd of dairy cows who graze and laze among orchards of apples and pears on their 120 hectares (297 acres) situated in Loré, France. There are 14 Poiré producers in this region of southern Normandy and the Perry they make is known as Poiré Domfront. Here Calvados is made with a base of Poiré rather than...

Duration:00:56:42

122: Cider Behind the Scene in Normandy, France

4/4/2018
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Find this episode with photos and show notes and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Cider enthusiast Michel Dargent hosted Ria at his home in September 2017. Monsieur Dargent is a cider aficionado, making the two night stay at his gîte (bed & breakfast) the perfect stop on Ria’s cider tour of Normandy. Listen in on this intimate conversation as we discuss the ancient pear trees in the Domfront region, blood sausage and a very special cidermaker. Monsieur Dargent made...

Duration:00:55:48

121: Keeving & Perry | Tieton Cider Works, WA

3/28/2018
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Tieton Cider Works was founded by Marcus Roberts and is based in Yakima Washington. Tieton works with Harmony Orchards which has 55 acres of cider apples and perry pears. Marcus who takes a scientific approach to making cider and perry, is the General Manager of Teiton Cider Works overseeing both a modern and traditional approach to cider making. In this chat Marcus shares how Tieton using the technique called keeving to make Perry. Why make Keeved Cider or Perry? Keeving provide a...

Duration:01:07:19

120: Trevor Baker | Noble Cider, North Carolina

3/21/2018
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Noble Cider in Asheville, North Carolina opened in 2013 after Trevor Baker lost his job in online retail. He wasn’t a cidermaker at the time, but he and his wife Joanna both enjoyed drinking cider. After taking a cidermaking course with Peter Mitchell at WSU Mount Vernon, he delved straightaway into getting his own commercial cidery with his wife and business partner Lief Stevens. Noble was started with around 17 grand! Having a “good business plan with a good business model” says...

Duration:01:06:55

119: Stinky Cider Troubleshooting | Scott Laboratories

3/14/2018
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Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Prevention & Correction of Sulfur-Off Odors in Cider Production was presented by Rebecca deKramer, cider specialist at Scott Laboratories at CiderCon2018. Become an eCiderNews subscriber to download the Power Point Presentation that goes along with this presentation. Click download This chat begins at approximately 9 minutes in. Rebecca presents on the following topics Chemical Elements impacting cider Dimethyl...

Duration:01:03:17

118: Cider Dinner w/Gitche Gumee Ciderworks | MI

3/7/2018
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The main chat with Gitche Gumee begins at 12:00 minutes. Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! _________________________________ Cider pairs well with food, especially Ethiopian dishes that have spicy overtones. In this chat, Phillip Kelm and I were both attending CiderCon2018 in Baltimore thus the opportunity to dine at Ebenezer’s Ethiopian Restaurant and chat cider. This restaurant was chosen because it offered a Bring Your Own Bottle...

Duration:01:01:54

117: Distillery Lane Ciderworks | Maryland

2/28/2018
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Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. ______________________________ In 2000 Rob Miller and his family moved to Frederick County, Maryland after having bought the property that is now called Distillery Lane Ciderworks via an auction. With cider on their mind they immediately got to work creating an 11 acre orchard by planting apple trees In 2010, Distillery Lane...

Duration:00:58:23

116: New American & Heritage Ciders | Newtopia Cyder, San Diego

2/14/2018
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Find this episode with complete show notes & photos and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. _____________ Rick Moreno opened the doors of Newtopia Cyder in San Diego County California in January 2017. He comes into the trade as an entrepreneur and owner of Tornado Seattle, a bar with a craft beer and spirits focus, also serving cider and food. Say’s Rick of his new venture with Newtopia Cyder that is both a cidery with Tastig Room, we are “making our own new American...

Duration:01:10:47

115: Baltimore Speaks Cider

2/7/2018
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Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and Spotify or wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on twitter @ciderchat Baltimore Speaks Cider recaps this podcaster's travel to CiderCon, while at CiderCon and the trip home from CiderCon. I left on Sunday (Day 1) traveling as far as Bethlehem PA....

Duration:01:01:22

114: Lee Reeve | World Cider Experience, Japan

1/31/2018
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Lee Reeve arrived in Japan in 2003 as an artist from the United Kingdom Today in Yokohama, he is still crafting his magician skills, but his love of cider has led him into Japan’s growing cider market. We chat on the current pulse of cider in the country and what Lee is doing to help inspire cider makers and consumers alike. And: Lee sees that cider being package in primarily large bottles 750ML as a deterrent to the general public at large not reaching for cider when it is only...

Duration:01:03:38

113: Jake Mann | Five Mile Orchard, CA

1/24/2018
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Jake Mann’s family legacy goes back to the early days of the Apple growing in the California. His parent’s ranch Five Mile Orchard is a locally known historical location, where his great, great grandfather Sam L. Mann settled and built the apple storage facility and orchard in the early 1920’s. The family ranch is located five miles north of the city of Watsonville, thus the name, “Five Mile Orchard”. 17 varieties of apples are grown with the majority being Newtown Pippin. The Gravenstein...

Duration:01:04:03

112: Maryland's Got Pommes

1/17/2018
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Yes, Maryland's Got Pommes and there is going to be some big time cider fun at CiderCon2018 in Baltimore! January 31- February 2, 2018. But first a reminder on: The $900 Price Drop for the Totally Cider Tour to the UK in April 25 - May 2, 2018. Join Ria and other awesome cider friends on this tour of a life time. Go to https://form.jotform.com/73186243884970 and register now! And overview of Maryland's Pomme History Pear Pear chats "Perryville, Maryland" established 1620 and the...

Duration:00:26:49

111: Cidernomics "Breaking Bad or Breaking Even" w/Eleanor Leger

1/10/2018
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Budgeting money effectively is critical whether you are managing a household or a commercial business such as a cidery. In this episode of Cider Chat I speak with Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Cider based Vermont now in it’s 10th year of business. Two years ago, she started a blog call Cidernomics.com. In this chat we get a sneak peek into her 2018 CiderCon on this very topic on the economics of cider and get some real time tips. The 5 concepts to consider in Cidernomics. What is one...

Duration:01:03:06

110: Eric & Katie | Rider Ranch Ciderworks, CA

1/3/2018
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A $900 Price Drop for the Totally Cider Tour to the UK in April 25 - May 2, 2018. Join Ria and other awesome cider friends on this tour of a life time. Go to https://form.jotform.com/73186243884970 and register now! ----------------------- Eric and Katie Rider are making cider on the hillside of the Santa Cruz mountains. They are dry farming their apple trees and also using apples from Five Mile Orchard in Corralitos. (Jake Mann whose family own's the orchard will be on an upcoming Cider...

Duration:01:02:09

109: Ice Cidermaking Tips with Chadd Cook

12/27/2017
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Ice Cider is made by freezing fresh pressed apple juice. The first element to freeze in the process is the water that is naturally occurring in all apples to a less or greater degree. As the water freezes, the pure liquid apple juice (sans the water) is extracted and then made into what is known as Ice Cider! Canadian cidermakers hold the title for exposing the world to this process. Quebec maker Christian Barthomeuf is the man that we all hail as the ice cider inventor. Eleanor Ledger...

Duration:00:28:22

108: The Alcohol Professor chats Cider Competitions & Judging

12/20/2017
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Adam Levy’s moniker is “The Alcohol Professor “. In this chat we are talking with this self professed beer freak about getting cider makers to enter their ciders into two competition that he runs in New York City and Berlin, Germany. Adam Levy Adam started the International Spirits Competition in 2008 followed by the International Wine Competition and then the International Beer Competition which is now in its 7th year. February 11, 2018, the New York International Beer Competition's...

Duration:00:42:23

107: Building San Jose with Cider | The Cider Junction, CA

12/13/2017
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Reserve your spot today for the Totally Cider Tour to the UK! The cider tour begins in Bristol, UK on April 25th and then after that evening's dinner at The Stable for the "Ultimate Cider" dinner we head out to tour around Somerset and then Herefordshire through May 2nd. Sign up for a trip of a lifetime and come along with Ria, the host of Cider Chat and fellow cider travels. The main chat this week begins at 10:54 minutes The Cider Junction is a 21 tap cider bistro and bottle shop,...

Duration:00:59:58

106: Totally Cider Tour - UK

12/6/2017
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Register: Between December 6th through the 13th and receive $100 off your fee! Register Me! Join Ria (the Producer and Host of Cider Chat) and Totally Cider for a fantastic journey to the West Country in the United Kingdom. We will visit some of the best cideries and stay in lovely accommodations for our trip. Additional days pre- or post-tour can easily be arranged. Space is limited for this unique opportunity, so don't wait! Please follow this link for registration and payments:...

Duration:00:55:18

105: Tom Oliver on Making Perry | UK

11/29/2017
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Reserve you spot today for the Totally Cider Tour to the UK! We will be visiting Tom Oliver an award winning cidermaker and this week's guest on Cider Chat. This cider tour begins in Bristol, UK on April 25, 2018, then after that evening's dinner at The Stable for the "Ultimate Cider" dinner we head out to tour around Somerset and then Herefordshire through May 2nd. Sign up for a trip of a lifetime and come along with Ria, the host of Cider Chat and fellow cider travels. This week's chat...

Duration:01:13:05

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