416:Cider Symphony w/Bach in a Bottle
Cider Chat
by Ria Windcaller: Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster, Craft Beer Columnist
1w ago
Crank the Bach & Go Boating with Green Bench in Hand Brian Wing of Green Bench Mead and Cider is a classical music fan. Green Bench is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida and Brian was recently on episode 398 which is a must listen. Usually, we wait a bit here at Cider Chat Central to have a guest back on, but when a delivery of cider arrived from Brian, with 4 select bottles, the opportunity arose once again have a chat. Single Varietals to Bach Chamber Blends Black Twig: An Earthy Delight Brian starts the conversation by discussing the Black Twig, a cider crafted from the 2022 c ..read more
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415: Cider Hybrids |Cider Nothings or Cider Somethings?
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by Ria Windcaller: Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster, Craft Beer Columnist
2w ago
What exactly are Cider Hybrids Exploring Cider Hybrids and Co-ferments as recored at a panel discussion at CiderCon 2024. The terminology for this category is still developing, reflecting the innovative and experimental nature of these beverages. As producers continue to explore and create unique blends and co-ferments, the language will evolve to better capture the diversity and creativity inherent in these new cider expressions. In this episode of Cider Chat Delve into the innovative and creative world of cider hybrids and co-ferments with a panel of expert cider makers from around the globe ..read more
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414: B Corp Certified Businesses | Solar, Candle, Coffee & Cider
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by Ria Windcaller: Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster, Craft Beer Columnist
3w ago
Businesses Certified as a B Corp Stand Out! Explore the benefits of B Corp certification with leaders from solar, candle, coffee, and cider industries. Learn about their challenges and successes in creating positive social and environmental impact. In this Cider Chat Enjoy this informative panel discussion led by Bridget Sprague of Revision Energy with Ted Barber of Prosperity Candle, Beth Spong of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee and Kat Hand of Berkshire Cider Project. Listen as they share their experiences, challenges, and successes in becoming and maintaining B Corp certified. The conversation ..read more
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357: Purchase Cider Online | Press Then Press
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by Ria Windcaller Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
3w ago
Meet the Storie and Erik of Press Then Press Storie Madrid first connected with Ria at Cider Chat via Twitter. In this niche market it is easy to get close to people of similar interests and passions. Storie has recently found out that she was gluten intolerant and was jumping down into the cider rabbit hole! Husband Erik was a craft beer fan who didn't need much convincing to get on the cider bus and join the fun. In 2018 Storie accompanied Ria on the first ever Totally Cider Tour to Normandy, France. In 2019, she and Erik went on the Monterey Cider Tour in California. They were on a mission ..read more
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413: Ancestral Methods in Cider Making
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by Ria Windcaller Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
1M ago
Is Ancestral Method different than Pet Nat? This panel discussion on Ancestral Method was moderate by Nicole Leibon of LeNosse Knows consultation. She was joined by Yann Gilles, a French cider consultant, Levi Danielson of Oregon's RAW cider and David Carr of California's Raging Cider. This feature was was recorded at CiderCon 2024, the annual trade conference hosted by the American Cider Association. (ltor) Nicole LeGrand Liebon, Yann Gilles, Levi Danielson, Dave Carr The discussion centers around various aspects of cider production, specifically highlighting traditional cider-making methods ..read more
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412: Cider Dispatch | Big Fish, VA
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by Ria Windcaller Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
1M ago
Find the latest Cider Dispatch from Highland County Virginia Cider Bon Vivant Reporter Al Sax provide a cider dispatch report from Monterey Virginia. This area of Virginia is known as Highland County and it is here that Big Fish Cider is located. One of the cool extras (beside cider) when visiting this region, is that it is a Dark Sky area. This means good star grazing due to the lack of night lights drowning out the night sky. Al interviews Big Fish Cider Maker and Owner Kirk Billingsley. Kirk was last on Cider Chat in Episode 124. That recording took place in 2018 at CiderCon the annual trad ..read more
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411: Curative Options for Cider Making Problems | CiderCon 2024
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by Ria Windcaller: Award-winning Cidermaker & Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
1M ago
Technical Tips for When Things Go Wrong with Cider Making This episode features two cider professionals and a cider industry consultant, which is exactly who you need a direct line to when your cider has problems. Hear from Megan Faschoway who at the time of this recording was Senior Cider Maker at Sea Cider, Kira Bassingthwaighte Head Cider Maker at Western Cider in Montana and Nick Gunn of BenchGraft a cider consultation service based in Salem Oregon. This talk took place in Portland Oregon at CiderCon, the annual cider conference hosted by the American Cider Association. The title of the t ..read more
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410: International Perry Panel | CiderCon 2024
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by Ria Windcaller Award-winning Cidermaker & Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
1M ago
Cider’s Best Friend is Perry Enjoy this panel discussion “Pear Necessities: International Perry recorded at CiderCon 2024. The panel was moderated by drinks writer, Adam Wells of the UK. Sitting to his right was Tom Oliver of Olivers Cider and Perry Ltd (UK), Laura Cherry of Dragon’s Head Cider (Washington State), Albert Johnson of Ross and Wye Cider and Perry Company (UK) and cider critic and blogger Natalia Wszelaki (Germany). (L to R) Tom Oliver (Oliver’s Cider and Perry), Albert Johnson (Ross-on-Wye Cider), Laura Cherry (Dragon’s Head Cider), Natalia Wszelaki (Cider Explorer), Adam Wells ..read more
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409: Cider's Pilot Guy & Intel Girl | Olympic Bluffs, WA
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by Ria Windcaller: Award-winning Cidermaker, Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
2M ago
Escape to Olympic Bluffs a Dream Vacation Destination Olympic Bluffs Cidery & Lavender Farm is located on the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The farm is on a bluff that overlooks the Salish Sea, which spans the international waters between British Columbia and Washington State. The location is dreamy with views of Mount Baker, a 10,000+ foot mountain, to the east and Victoria Canada to the north. Olympic Bluffs was founded by Ginger and Scott Wierzbanowski, who found farm land years early on a trip to Washington State. Both are Air Force Veterans with Ginger s ..read more
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408: Cider's Pomological Life Coach | Know Your Roots, NY
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by Ria Windcaller: Award-winning Cidermaker & Podcaster | Craft Beer Columnist
2M ago
Mike Biltonen and his wife Debbie founded Know Your Roots in 2008 and began offering a wide array of service for backyard and commercial orchardists in 2014. Mike This conversation tool place at the Berkshire Roundtable that was founded my Micheal Phillips 34 years ago. This annual meet up of orchardist and cider makers takes place in Massachusetts each spring. It is an informal discussion amoungst peers all on growing apples and assorted pomme fruits. Micheal Phillips was a renown orchardist and author of many books like The Holistic Orchard. Find all his books at Cider Chat’s book page ..read more
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