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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

200 Cheers for #ciderGoingUP

11/13/2019
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#ciderGoingUP is a favored hashtag that I have been using since the first year of this podcast, so it was a natural title for this milestone episode number 200. Some podcasters pod fade (end their shows quietly and never return), I on the other hand have plenty of episode cued up and ready to share - so this episode 200 is really just the beginning of more good cider cheer. As usual the Talking Pommes add their two cents here and there and Cider Chat fans share their rendition of the...

Duration:00:58:51

199: Bellwether Cider since 1996 | NY

10/30/2019
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In 1996 Bellwether Hard Cider and Wine Cellars opened for business in a repurposed chicken hatchery in upper New York state in the Finger Lakes regions surrounding Lake Cayuga. Now in its 23rd year of business, this family operation makes both cider, wine and is now planning to get into distilling. Bill Barton of Bellwether Cider This chat began outdoors under the covered porch outside the Tasting Room as a soft rain fell. Bill began as a home fermenter making 5 gallon batches of wine...

Duration:01:01:38

198: Becoming a Pomologist w/ Dr. Peck

10/23/2019
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Gregory M. Peck of the School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York is the featured guest on episode 198. Greg in Peck lab Greg’s chat begins at 21:00 minutes into episode 198. Before Greg’s feature I am reminded by @e_of_blandings That now is the time to pick Medlars. If you have a photo of a medlar please send them my way to ria@ciderchat.com and I will in turn post the photos on Cider Chat’s social media, so...

Duration:01:04:03

197: Top 5 Picks for Franklin County CiderDays

10/16/2019
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Top 5 Picks for Franklin County CiderDays Franklin County CiderDays takes place on the first weekend of November every year as it has been for the past 25 years. Yes, this November 1-3, 2019 is the 25th Annual and the number of events taking place across the county are outstanding. Download CiderDays schedule Here are my Top 5 Picks if your time is limited and/or you are wondering what to do during this epic fest. In this chat we go with #5 to #1 5. 2nd Annual New England Cider...

Duration:00:48:14

196: Goat Zen to Cornell | FLX, NY

10/9/2019
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Audio snap shots of the cider region of Cayuga Lake, a 38 mile long lake located in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. CiderweekFLX took place September 27- October 6, 2019. This region has: https://ciderweekflx.com/flx/locations/IthacaCornell150 waterfalls Cascadilla Falls In this chat we begin with the origins of the Finger Lakes from Kendall Blizzard the Agriculinary Tourism Marketing Coordinator at Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitor's Bureaus . Kendall and I rode...

Duration:00:55:15

195: Fly Be Night Cider | 0% Sh**, UK

10/2/2019
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Look close into the label and you will see, words of wisdom, fun and glee! ...There are no surprises, just a straight up fact - this cider contains - 0% Shit Episode 195 features a chat with John Michael Leslie Edwards, the maker/owner at Fly Be Night Cider, in the United Kingdom. John is also the cidermaker at Ross Cider and Perry Company also in the UK and has been working at their Broome Farm orchard based in Ross on Wye in Herefordshire for the past 20 years. In this chat we...

Duration:00:38:38

194: The Reason for Being | Ross on Wye Cider & Perry, UK

9/25/2019
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Episode 194: The Reason for Being | Ross on Wye Cider & Perry, UK Mike Johnson grew up on Broome Farm picking up apples with his grandmother, in the rural country known as Herefordshire in the United Kingdom. Thirty Five years ago cider began being made and sold commercially at the farm. More recently Mike and son Albert, who came back to the farm after finishing university to help with their brand Ross on Wye Cider and Perry Company, began working together to continue to build the...

Duration:01:03:49

193: Cider's Museum, Mythology, and Fans | England

9/18/2019
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A Museum for Cider, Cider Mythology of May Hill and Cider Loving Fans are all featured in this episode. This is the third episode of Cider Chat featuring my trip to the United Kingdom. Go to episode 192: London Got Cider and 193: Barrel Smoker, Cheese & Cider for a wide angle view on a one week whirl wind tour to England. Like all episodes I like to begin with “News Out and About in Ciderville” reminding you to sign up now for the 2nd Annual New England Cider Tour rolling out of...

Duration:00:49:42

192: Oak Barrel Smoker, Cheese & Cider | UK

9/11/2019
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Kate and Toby Lovell are raising Shropshire Sheep and Friesian Sheep at Handcocks Meadow Farm The Shropshire Sheep don’t debark trees which make them excellent for use in orchards. They also have a flock of Friesian Sheep for cheese making. This chat was recorded at the Ross Cider Fest, based in Ross on Wye, in Herefordshire in the United Kingdom. The fest took place August 30- September 1, 2019 and has been an annual fest for the past 20 years. I was quite taken by all the volunteers...

Duration:00:40:43

191: London Got Cider | Cider Chat Live

9/4/2019
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Here is the first dispatch from the United Kingdom, specifically London where my journey began. “The Talking Pommes” (The Medlars, Mr. Quince, Perry Pear) and I arrived at Heathrow and went our separate ways. The Pommes headed off to Buckingham Castle to meet the Queen and I headed east to London to meet with Felix Nash. Felix is the owner of Fine Cider based in London. This business is called "cider merchant" in the UK or what would be called a distributor in the US. He has just...

Duration:00:49:00

190: Cider Revitalizes 1750 Colonial Orchard | Massachusetts

8/21/2019
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In 1968, Carol B. Hillman bought a colonial era estate that overlooked the Quabbin Reservoir, Boston's water source, in New Salem, Massachusetts. Originally attracted to the home onsite which is a classic colonial style home with a fire place in every room and a large hearth for cooking, she and her husband set to task to renovating the home to its full glory. At the same time, she also began bringing the 2 orchards back. Carol B. Hillman serving cider The two orchards named...

Duration:00:57:36

189: Put Cider in the Penny | SILO Distillery, VT

8/7/2019
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Put Cider in the Penny was recorded at SILO Distillery in Windsor, Vermont in August of 2019. I had been wanting to catch up with Nicole LeGrande Leibon, every since she moved on from making cider at Farnum Hill Cider in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She arrived at SILO to make cider in late 2018. She quickly got SILO set up with a Semi dry cider (sold in cans) and a Bourbon Barrel Aged cider (sold in 750ml bottles). In additon to her role as cidermaker, she has also stepped into the role of...

Duration:01:01:03

188: Cider & Wine Safari w/Randall Grahm at Popelouchum

7/24/2019
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Ciderville News kicks off this episode 188 Two New Cider Zines We begin with an overview of Graftwood and Full Juice, two new cider zines out of UK. Graftwood is a subscription based quarterly whereas Full Juice is a free grab and gone available only in the UK. Both are worthy reads and a great sign of #ciderGoingUP. New England Cider Tour October 31, 2019 One day cider tour launches from Greenfield, Massachusetts and heads north to Vermont and New Hampshire before returning back to...

Duration:01:03:17

187: We Want More Cider!

7/10/2019
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“We Want More Cider” was clearly the take away heard from cider enthusiasts attending the annual Hard Core Cider Tour held in Santa Cruz, California June 27, 2019. Sipping Syndicate’s Albert Martinez spearheaded the Hard Core Cider Tour five years ago in 2014, offering a tasting event with local makers regionally in California. Fest goers get a cup and as open taps throughout the 3 hour event. On the way out The Core Store offers an opportunity for exiting patrons to buy bottles to go...

Duration:00:53:24

186: "Just Fucking Fermented Juice"

6/26/2019
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"Just Fucking Fermented Juice" is splayed out in big white letter across the back of Krista Scruggs' black hoodie. The slogan both amuses and taunts gawkers. Krista wore the hoodie with slogan while attending the annual United States Association of Cider Makers conference in Chicago in January of 2018, called CiderCon. I don't know if she wore it in the airport on her way to the conference - I am hoping that she did. Don't get me wrong, there is no win in upsetting the delicate minds of...

Duration:00:59:29

185: Who are the Pomme Boots?

6/19/2019
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Who are the Pomme Boots? cider industry.United States Association of Cider Makers Pomme Boots meeting at CiderCon2016 Pomme Boots Founders Pomme Boots Team Members (ltor) Jennie, Gemma, Caitlin, Jana In this Chat, Caitlin Brahm, begins introductions, while Gemma in watching virtually. Then Jennie and Jana speak. What is Pomme Boots working on and asking you for help with? Contact for Pomme Boots Pomme Boots Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pommeboots/ Mentions in...

Duration:00:37:38

184: Judging Best in Show | BigE 2019

6/12/2019
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The feature on cider judging in this week’s episode begins at 9:43 minutes. The 7th annual BigE Cider and Perry competition took place on June 8, 2019. There were 6 cider judges and this episode features the judging of the Best in Show. Cider Panel A Ria WindcallerMike ShayTim Post Cider Panel B Ben WatsonMark GryskaMichelle Pagano Write up on Judges https://www.thebige.com/p/competitions/food--beverage/cider/cider-and-perry-competition-judges Ria’s Cider Judging Summary Judges...

Duration:00:52:05

183: Normandy Cider Trail Tips

6/5/2019
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Normandy Cider Trail Tips Annie Sargent is the Producer and Host of a fantastic and informative podcast for anyone thinking about traveling to France called "Join Us in France Travel Podcast". In this episode, Annie and I do duel recordings to share with both of our podcast audiences. I get to share my passion for French Cider [cidre] and Perry [poiré] and provide both Ciderville, Annie, and the Join Us in France audience a taste of the Normandy Cider Trail with tons of tips! Topics...

Duration:01:02:03

182: Traditional Straw Pressed Cider | Sanford Orchards, UK

5/29/2019
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Straw pressing Cider at Sandford Orchards with Barny Butterfield in Devon. This chat was prerecorded at CiderCon2019. Barney shared his cidermaking history and how farm hands, were paid with the means to make cider as part of their wages. He said that they weren’t necessarily paid with cider, but instead given the supplies and tools needed to make their own cider. This was true for him when he began working at his future father-in-laws farm. He credited that experience with helping him...

Duration:00:46:18

181: The Cider Insider | 100 Craft Ciders to Drink Now

5/22/2019
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The Cider Insider | 100 Craft Ciders to Drink Now Enter to win a Free Copy of The Cider Insider by Susanna Forbes. @ciderchat@drinkbritainRetweet that Tweet or Retweet #TheCiderInsiderria@ciderchat.comThe Cider Insider This chat with Susanna and James Forbes was recorded at CiderCon2019, the annual trade conference hosted by the United States Association of Cider Makers. Susanna & James Forbes It was at CiderCon2018 when I first had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Susanna...

Duration:00:52:49