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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

098: Jérome Dupont | Domaine Dupont, Pays d'Auge- FR

10/11/2017
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The Louis Dupont Family Estate is a 70 acre (30 hectares) orchard that was bought by selling the family's stock of calvados. In this chat I speak with Jérome Dupont the great grandson of Jules Dupont who bought Domaine Dupont with the family's calvados in 1887. Jérome and his father Etienne Dupont and his sister Anne-Pamy Dupont now run the estate. Domaine Dupont is on the Route du Cidre in the region of Normandy called Pays d'Auge. We chat on the growing cider culture in the US and...

Duration: 01:02:22


097: Cider Chat Travels in Europe | Normandy

10/4/2017
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In this chat I take you along on my travels a.k.a reconnaissance for a future travel tourist trips to Normandy. This main chat begins at 12:30 minutes Before I headed to France I first made a stop in the Netherlands, specifically Amsterdam and the well love park called Vondelpark. Cider Travel Tip: Nearby Amsterdam Centraal Train station is a great bike rental shop called Star Bikes. While on the bike I found my first Medlar tree laden with fruit. The next day I flew to Paris, rented a...

Duration: 00:47:14


096: Finger Lakes Cider House | New York

9/20/2017
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This episode of Cider Chat was recorded by Alex Kroh, cidermaker, roving podcast reporter and super, duper nice guy in Ciderville! This chat begins with Alex and Melissa and Garett venturing outside to the orchard and the asparagus polyculture planting just south of the cider house. They then walk east down the hill to the new dwarf orchard and talk about the differences between the two planting styles. In the second half of this chat, Alex and Garrett are in the production space below...

Duration: 01:18:04


095: Cider Making at Home easy as 1-2-3

9/13/2017
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Making a 1-gallon batch of cider is easy! And a 3-gallon or 5-gallon batch of cider is just as easy to make too! Learn how to make cider at home and begin upping your cider knowledge today. In this episode I cover all the basics on how to make cider at home. Below find the basic equipment needs for making cider. Hint: Do get these items before getting your fresh pressed apple juice to ferment. Real basic cidermaking - 1 gallon jug Equipment needed: or go deluxe and put the cider in a...

Duration: 00:49:11


094: Discovering Luxembourg w/Ramborn Cider Co

9/6/2017
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Ramborn Cider Company located in Luxembourg is helping to revive the cidermaking tradition as the country's first commercial cidery. Ramborn offers a range cider styles from Farmhouse, Somerset Blend (Luxembourg and English cider apples) and a New World hopped cider. Ramborn has an eau de vie which is a apple brandy produced by means of fermentation and double distillation. In this chat I speak with Adie Kaye and discuss his upcoming trip to the Seattle Cider Summit on September 8 & 9,...

Duration: 00:49:44


093: Orchard Care & Apple Storage w/Colin Scott | MA

8/30/2017
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Colin Scott grew up learning how to care for apples on his parents, Edward and Janice, orchard. The orchard was purchased in 1954. Today Colin is running the orchard and sells his apples at the Chelsea Market in eastern MA. E & J Scott Orchard also has apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, quince, raspberries, & strawberries. They have farm stands in Buckland and Goshen during the season. Their main store is in Ashfield, MA and is open...

Duration: 01:12:45


092: Brad Glover | Swilled Dog Hard Cider, West Virginia

8/23/2017
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Swilled Dog Hard Cider is a family owned cidery located in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia. Swilled Dog launched in January 2017, and and began selling its wares in March. This is the 2nd cider company to launch in the past five years in West Virginia, the first being Hawk Nob Appalachian Hard Cider & Mead. Currently there is not Tasting Room at the cidery, but that shouldn't deter you from visiting the area, which borders Virginia and a plethora of ciders. Swill Dog is...

Duration: 00:55:09


091: In the Ciderhouse w/Eve's Cidery | NY

8/16/2017
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Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. If you missed part I of this chat (episode 90) with Eve’s Cidery, you’ll want to go back and listen as we tour the orchard with Autumn Stoscheck and Ezra Sherman and talk about where their ciders begin. In part II of this chat, we move down to the ciderhouse to talk about: Disgorgement is often regarded as an art. In removing the closure of a bottle, the pressure built up in the bottle pushes out the yeast that has...

Duration: 01:01:31


090: Eve's Cidery - Orchard Walk | New York

8/9/2017
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Guest Podcaster and cidermaker, Alex Kroh, bring us into the orchard at Eve's Cidery. This episode 90 is Part 1 of a two-part show with the makers at this New York State cidery! Find Part 2 when it goes live next week on episode 91. Pulling up to Eve’s Cidery in the small town of Van Etten, NY, you would be forgiven for thinking your GPS is broken. There’s no indication you’re in the right place unless you happen to peer in through the barn door to spot some inconspicuous ferment ers back...

Duration: 00:55:35


089: Reusing Oak Barrels for Cider

8/2/2017
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Find this episode with photos and all archived episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts Subscribe and Listen via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and wherever you love to listen to podcasts. Barrel aging cider is as old as time. Considering that, one would think that it should be pretty straight forward to pour fresh pressed apple juice into a barrel and create a delicious end product. Right? Wrong! Barrels require preparation and maintenance to make sure...

Duration: 00:49:51


088: In Tasmania w/Patrick Meagher of Simple Cider

7/26/2017
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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. Simple Cider's is located on the southern tip of Tasmania in a region dripping with Apple history. Tasmania was and is still called the Apple Isle making it the perfect place for makers like Patrick and the team at Simple Ciders to launch into the craft. The cidery started commercially producing ciders in 2014. It is an orchard based...

Duration: 01:05:53


087: Cyser or Cyzer? Kombucha & Mead - Oh My!

7/19/2017
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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 where ever you love to listen to podcasts. Follow on twitter @ciderchat Three guys and an endless supply of credit cards helped build what is today called Artisan Beverage Cooperative (ARTBEV) in Greenfield, Massachusetts. General Manager and co founder Garth Shandyfelt provides an overview on how ARTBEV grew plus; Started in 2010...

Duration: 01:18:28


086: Cider Press History | Make Cider

7/12/2017
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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. Cider presses have come in a number of different shapes and forms over the centuries. Listen to episode 78 with Oscar Busto and Mayador in Asturias. A Mayadar (usually a man) crushed apples with a long pole with a blunt end. It was hard laborious work. The cider press itself might be huge and weigh a ton, such as the presses used at...

Duration: 00:44:10


085: Attorney Lindsey Zahn | Cider Law

7/5/2017
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Subscribe to the Cider Chat newsletter : eCiderNews Attorney Lindsey Zahn specializes in wine law, but there is no denying that her interest in cider and the laws governing it commerce...and yes these there is a difference between wine and cider! Her wine Blog On Reserve has been selected as on of the top 100 wine law blogs by the American Bar Association Journal. In this chat we discuss: 27 CFR part 4 Tide House Contact Lindsey Zahn email: lazahn@winelawonreserve.com. On Reserve...

Duration: 01:07:49


084: The Elements of Cider | Sensory Analysis w/Charles McGonegal

6/14/2017
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Charles McGonegal has been teaches a workshop on Sensory Analysis for cider judges, makers, enthusiasts and at both CiderCon (the United States Association o Cider Makers annual conference) and GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. Charles calls this workshop The Element of Cider. It provides a vocabulary check or what he considers the basics of cider from the sensory and the chemical perspectives. He had 10 flights at the Chicago CiderCon - where he changed...

Duration: 00:30:43


083: Charles McGonegal | AEppelTreow Winery & Distillery, Wisconsin

6/7/2017
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Enter the Giveaway for 2 tickets to Cider Circus August 26, 2017 at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado http://cidercircus.com/ Enter by subscribing to eCiderNews and be automatically entered or become a Patron of Cider Chat and be entered automatically to all Cider Chat contests and giveaways. 2 winners are picked on July 1st! Charles McGonegal is full time cider geek who also happens to have a day job as a petro chemist. He and his wife Melissa founded AEppelTreow Winery in Wisconsin...

Duration: 01:12:10


082: Joe Getz | Kurant Cider, Pennsylvania

5/31/2017
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Kurant Cider is back on Cider Chat discussing the opening of a Tasting Room in the area of Philidelphia called Fishtown. Cider will be available to go in can and growlers at the 436 E. Girard Ave location. The production facility will remain in Perkasie, PA Kurant Cider is co owned by Joe Getz and Michael Meyers. Joe is the head cidermaker at Kurant and the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Cider Guild, the commonwealth's organizing body for cider producers and apple growers in...

Duration: 00:55:49


081: Stephanie & Aaron Carson | Gypsy Circus Cider Co., Tennessee

5/24/2017
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Gypsy Circus Cider Company founders and makers, Stephanie & Aaron Carson, are helping to put cider on the map in Tennessee. They have two facilities with one dedicated to barrel aging ciders and the main production site which is also the location for their Gypsy Circus Taproom. The cidery opened for business in April of 2016 and has produced over 16 ciders each with whimsical names that connect to the backdrop of their gypsy lifestyle (the couple like to travel) and to the circus...

Duration: 00:41:41


080: Teddy Weber | Tin Hat Cider, Vermont

5/17/2017
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Tin Hat cidermaker Teddy Weber is stewarding a 25 year old orchard in Waitsfield Vermont. This musician by trade got his taste for cider in the UK during his music gigs while there. He teamed up with Sue and Gib Geiger who own the orchard that Teddy has been stewarding and where this chat takes place. In this chat, Teddy and I walkabout in the orchard in Waitsfield and discuss the beginnings of Tin Hat, apple varieties, working with culinary apples for cider and culinary pears, cultured...

Duration: 00:59:15


079: Dan Young | Tandem Ciders, Michigan

5/10/2017
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Tandem Ciders is the result of two hearts coming together in one spot of Ciderville (the east coast) and finding their way to Michigan. In the late 1990's Dan Young who was the co-owner and brewer at The People's Pint in Greenfield was full on with the craft beer scene. It was at The Pint where he met his future wife Nikki Rothwell while she was working towards her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. With Nikki's roots in Michigan(she now works at Michigan State University's...

Duration: 01:05:20

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