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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

210: Cider Ireland w/Stonewell Cider

1/26/2020
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Daniel Emerson discusses his Irish cider brand Stonewell Cider and Cider Ireland, a trade association for Irish cider makers. The American Cider Association annual trade conference CiderCon2020 had the following Irish Makers as guest. Stonewell Cide Cockagee Cider Legacy Cider Tempted Cider Contact info for Cider Ireland Website: https://ciderireland.com/ Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving! Find this episode and all episodes at the page for...

Duration:00:42:17

209: CiderCon2020 Insider Tips

1/22/2020
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The 10th Annual American Cider Association trade conference CiderCon will be held in Oakland California, January 28th through to January 31, 2020. This episode provides an overview on the following topics: Oakland graffiti on the Marriott Hotel where CiderCon will take place Oakland Marriott City Center where CiderCon is held Oakland Weather in late January Transportation options BART or Ferry Service Use Bart to San Francisco and to Redfield Cider Bar get off at theRockridge stop....

Duration:00:42:26

208: Calvados and Apple Brandy Tasting

1/15/2020
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The tables are set with 6 stemmed glasses per person, each holding a tasting of Calvados or American Apple Brandy. There are over 60 settings. It is a sold out night. At 6:30 pm, the house lights are lowered and it is ready-set-go! On this 1st of November we are here to taste brandy and find out the difference between Calvados and Apple Brandy, and believe me there is a very wide difference between these two spirits. The event is is the kick off to the 25th Annual Franklin County...

Duration:01:08:16

207: Redfield Cider Bar and Bottle Shop | Oakland, CA

1/8/2020
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Redfield Cider Bar and Bottle Shop is located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland California. Owners Olivia Maki and Mike Reis opened the doors to patrons in January of 2019. Olivia Maki and Mike Reis of Redfield Cider Bar What to expect at Redfield [caption id="attachment_4816" align="aligncenter" width="169"] Front of Redfield Cider Bar and Bottle Shop Getting to Redfield Contact Redfield Cider Bar and Bottle Shop Website: https://www.redfieldcider.com/ Address: 5815...

Duration:00:56:28

206: Oakland's Crooked City Cider | CA

1/1/2020
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Crooked City Cider Tap House is located in the Jack London Square area of Oakland California. A mere stone's throw away in the Square you can take the fast speed ferry to San Francisco and other nearby ferry hops, making the neighborhood surrounding Crooked City a very happening scene. The owner of this spacious tap house is Dana Bushouse, who has been bound and determine to open a cidery in Oakland ever since she made her first batch of cider in the basement of her home. She decided to...

Duration:00:41:25

205: City Cidermakers at Duckchicken | London

12/18/2019
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Duckchicken makers Colleen O’Sullivan and James Mann are based in South London. Colleen is a certified Arborist and works as a Tree Officer in London and James works in “Knowledge” at a law office in London. Duckchickens Colleen and James Duckchicken is a home-based commercial cidery Imagine row houses with a first floor apartment and a second family above. Now imagine a "rented car" pulling up to the residential street and the husband and wife team of Duckchicken pulling out crates...

Duration:01:01:02

204: Steve Selin |South Hill Cider, NY

12/11/2019
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Every Tuesday, when Steve was growing up, his Dad would be out that evening drinking cider with friends at the Cider Cellar, at the farm outside of Buffalo. That memory is his first on cider. Years later this professional musician and self taught cidermaker merged his love of the Finger Lakes and quality craftsmanship into South Hill Cider. In 2019, the brand new Tasting Room and Production facility for South Hill was opened. This new site provides a lovely setting to taste the large...

Duration:01:00:35

203: The Business of Cider | FLX Cider House, NY

12/4/2019
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Good Life Farm was started in 2008. On this same spot of land overlooking Cayuga Lake after the barn was built, the Finger Lakes Cider House opened 6 years later in 2014. Both the farm and the Tasting Room and Cidery were founded by Melissa Madden and Garrett Miller. Much has changed over the years the past 11 years. Madden and Miller have parted way and what was once a corn field now stands an formidable barn. That barn houses the cidery in the lower level and a full service Tasting Room...

Duration:01:01:12

202: Walkabout at Redbyrd Orchard | NY

11/27/2019
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"Everything about cider started for me in this old orchard, up the road." Says Eric. That abandoned orchard which first inspired Eric isn’t there anymore, but he recalls the wild seedling trees that were growing in the hedgerow around the forgotten orchard. It was there that he found "the mother tree" which he took scion from and began grafting and eventually naming the future trees and their apples: Gnarled Chapman. Gnarled Chapman - a special variety found by Eric Shatt Eric Shatt and...

Duration:01:02:29

201: Ian Merwin PhD | Black Diamond Cider, NY

11/20/2019
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Where does a Cornell University Pomologist do upon retirement? They start a cidery, of course! Ian Merwin says, founding Black Diamond Cider, in Trumansburg, New York is his 4th career. He has lived in California, Chile, France and now on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state. He and his wife Jackie settled 30 years ago on on the spot of land that is now Black Diamond Cider and Orchards. He moved here from California, and going to school for Pomology....

Duration:00:58:59

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 family's...

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 Greenfield...

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 who...

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 finished...

Duration:00:49:00