Chris Jackson is new to cidermaking and his enthusiasm for fermenting is contagious. At Freedom Farm his family is working towards sustainability and he is blogging about it all, via his website FreedomFarmTV.
Chris had shared his photos of his homemade Peach Cider on Twitter and I liked him immediately. Finding out that he was blogging about grafting fruit trees made it a natural fit of a Cider Chat.
In this episode we chat about the different types of graft one could do to get a different variety of apples on an apple tree.
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Kurant Cider co-owner and head cidermaker, Joe Getz's business is expanding, just after one year into producing cider commercially in the eastern region of Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. Besides making cider at Kurant, Joe is also the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Cider Guild, the commonwealth's organizing body for cider producers and apple growers in PA.
In this chat, Joe and I discuss his ciders and why he calls them untypical American style ciders. We also look at the upward movement of cider in one of the largest state in the Union.
Randall Grahm has been rocking the world of winemaking for over 30 years. He began commercially selling wine under the Bonny Doon Vineyard label in 1983 when he opened the winery's tasting room in the hills north of Santa Cruz, California in the village of Boony Doon. He authored Been Doon So Long : A Randall Grahm Vinthology (2012), and has the title and responsibilities of being President for life of Bonny Doon Vineyard. [caption id="attachment_343" align="alignnone" width="250"] Randall Grahm[/caption] Randall's accomplishments in the world of wine are as unique as the man himself. • Aptly titled the Rhone Ranger of California for his work with Rhone varietals. • Pioneered the use of screw on caps on premium wines. Read the most recent list of his accolades. While I have long enjoyed Bonny Doon wines, I was in Santa Cruz to chat with Randall about Bonny Doon cider • 2013 Querry - 750ml is made with pear, apple and quince • Winter Nélis Sparkling Perry Listen to this episode and Cider Chat with Randall Grahm. [app_audio src="http://ciderchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/012-Randall-Grahm-Bonny-Doon-Vineyards-California.mp3"] Links to the next big Doon step for Randall via the FaceBook page for Popelechum (pronounced “Poh-puh-lou-shoom") a 400-acre Estate, located just outside of the town of San Juan Bautista, CA. Randall Grahm on Twitter @randallgrahm Bonny Doon Vineyard on Twitter @BonnyDoonVineyd Contact Bonny Doon Vineyard Winery and Office 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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