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Cider Chat

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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Oct 26, 2016

Celebrate with The Nose and I, as we chat on our fall trip to see cidermakers in the Netherlands and France and reflect over an amazing year of 52 podcasts promoting cider and perry around the world.

I've posted "semi" exact times within this episode for mini clips from specific episodes, so you can scroll forward for specific chat mentions.

8:20-9:05 049: Agathe Letellier | Manoir d'Apreval, France

9:55-10:32 048: Heleen Noble & Eelco Huizinga |Appels en Peren, Amsterdam, NL

12:04 - 13:34   002: Wouter Bijl | CiderCider, Rotterdam, NL

17:04 - 17:19 004-Dave White/Nick Gunn Washington & Oregon Cidermaking Trends,  USA

17:50 - 19:14  005: A visit from President John Adams for the Thanks Podcasting spoof and promo

19:37 - 20:16 006 Paul Zocco | Cidermaker of the Year 12x!

13:42 -13:54 001: Field Maloney | West County Cider, MA

20:23 - 20:29 007: David Cordtz | Sonoma Cider, CA

20:45 - 21:30 008: Cider Team | Les Vergers de la Colline, Quebec

25:19 - 32:38 Eric Bordelet, France - this episode will go live in November 2016

At the end of the this episode listen in as cidermakers from around the world introduce themselves.

Want to find the full list of podcasts available for listening to and downloading now? Go to Cider Chat Podcast page. 

Go to this page to see the ciderchat.com show notes page with photos

 

Mentions in this chat"

Blue Boat Canal Tour in Amsterdam

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Oct 19, 2016

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Marie Tanaka is the owner of WineStyles Co., Ltd who along with Tsukasa Ono organized the largest cider fest in Japan to date called the Tokyo Cider Collection. The event was held this year on August 2nd and about 300 people attended with over 70 different types of ciders.

 

Marie says that they are already looking at a larger venue for next year’s event.   

 

These two organizers chatted about the growing Japanese cider scene and the current cider drinker in Tokyo. Mr. Ono is the son of an orchardist and shares his perspective on the two apple growing regions:

 

  • Nagano Prefecture
  • Aomori Prefecture

 

Japanese cider makers use both the French spelling for cider “cidre” and use French cidermaking techniques as well.

 

Marie described 4 types of cidermakers in Japan.

  • brewery
  • cooperatives
  • winery
  • orchards

 

The Nagano Prefecture apple committee sets the standard for the ciders that get the “Geographical Indications” or GI

  • 100% apple in Nagano
  • bottle fermented
  • tank fermented
  • no water or sugar

 

Marie says that there are, “A wide range of drinkers aging around 30 and women like the cider.” She continues with, "Women are interested in their beauty and taking an apple gets you healthy"

 

The Japanese cider scene is growing with the help of Marie and Mr. Ono.

 

There is even a pub that serves cider The Full Monty British Pub and Cider House

 

 

Contact info for Marie

 

田中 球絵 /Marie Tanaka

株式会社ワイン・スタイルズ

Wine Styles Co.,Ltd

1F Ohata Bldg 3-40-10 Taito

Taito-ku Tokyo 110-0016

tel&fax +81-3-3837-1313

URL:http://www.winestyles.jp

email:info@winestyles.jp

 

Contact for Tsukasa Ono

 

mailto:tcwc@jcidre.com

 

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Oct 12, 2016

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Didier Bédu President of the Interprofession des Appellations Cidricoles (I.D.A.C.) for France speaks on the organization's criteria for the highly sought after appellation for Calvados and Pommeau.

There are 320 producers of Calvados, with a 28 member board who then elect the president.

There are the Appellation d'Origine Controlee (AOC) regions for Calvados.

Calvados Pays d'Auge

Calvados Domfrontais

For Pommeau there are three AOC regions.

 

1. Pommeau du Brittany

2. Pommeau du Normandy

3. Pommeau du Maine

 

For Cider or Cidre as spelled in France there is now three Appellation d'Origine Protégée AOP / AOC regions. The third region just attained status in June 2016.

1. Pays d' Auge (Normandy)

2. Cornouaille ( Britiany)

3. Contentin (Northwest Normandy)

 

For Perry there is one AOC - Poire Domfront

Besides the long and lengthy process of attaining approval for the appellation Dider presented 3 main criteria for an AOC.

 

1. The Territory - can only do Calvados in a specific territory

- Clay plays  an important role in Calvados

2. Local apples - French apple varieties

3. How it is distilled

 

What is Calvados?

Calvados is the distillation of cider, aged in cask for a minimum of 2 years - there is no maximum

Typical abv for calvados 40- 41%

 

What is Pommeau?

Pommeau is an aperitif - mixture of french apple juice and young Calvados is aged in a cask of oak for a minimum 18 months  and the abv is between 16 or 18%

No added sugar

The fermentation is blocked by the addition of calvados

The fresh juice and the calvados is mixed immediately

 

What is the main mission of I.D.A.C.?

1. To improve the quality

 

With every bottle sold that is has the appellation I.D.A.C. collects fees or small tax on every bottle sold.

The money is used for technical research for constant improvement of the product and to advise the producer for the best quality

 

I.D.A.C. also publishes statistics on the products

 

And I.D.A.C. does promotion - meet the press, explain what the organizations does, has an international cocktail competition

 

How to drink Calvados?

Have calvados as an aperative and with ice

The IDAC website does have recipes

 

There is a Single cask Calvados which is considered too good to be blended - Single cask Calvadso is not reduced by water

Made in a limited edition - maybe only a 100 bottles

 

Tasting notes for calvados: look for the fruit

  • The consumer looks for the fruity side - which should always be present.
  • young 2 years old very easy
  • despite the long aging - you never lose this fruity aspect or fruity
  • woody, spicy lots of different aromas after aging
  • serve in a tulip glass - if neat (no ice)
  • to be savored not a shot glass
  • "Calvados can be combined it with a lot of things - enjoy with a cup of coffee, with cheese, square of chocolate, enjoy with a cigar"

What is the perfect age - where you just want to drink

after 6 drink

Cider, Calvados and Pommeau tourism in France

There are 20 -30 Calvados distilleries to visit

There are 1.3 million visitors per year going to the French distilleries

150,000 visitors in Normandy alone

Mentions in this chat:

049: Agathe Letellier | Manoir d’Apreval, France

Jazz sous les Pommiers or Jazz Under the Apple Trees Fest takes place every year in Coutances during Ascension week (in May)

 

Calvados route through Normandy http://www.calvados-tourisme.co.uk/en/discover/tourist-trails/the-cider-route.php

 

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Oct 6, 2016

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In this chat:

Agathe Letellier is making cider, pommeau and calvados at her cidery Manoir d'Apreval in Pennedepie in Normandy, France. It is a coastal cidery just south of the port town of Honfleur.

She describes it as a family domain that originally has farm animals, but when she arrived at the domain 18 years ago, she took the operation full on as an cidery.

Her passion and conviction towards quality products for both her cider, calvados and pommel and her meals that are made for bus tour can be heard in this chat.

What is in this chat?

  • Agathe and I discuss the Normandy appellation for cider and if Brittany is included?
  • Her ciders.
  • The cider scene in France

 

Agathe says on being a cidermaker, "It is a very lively product! If you want to sleep well, don't make cider. If you want to be cool, don't make cider."

 

What is Mout? Fresh pressed apple juice

When to visit?

April to the end of September

Afterwards the cidermakers are full on picking apples and gearing up to make cider.

Contact info for Manoir D'Apreval

Website: www.apreval.com

Address:

Pennedepie 14600

Telephone: France +33 (0)2 31 14 88 24

email: apreval@apreval.com

Mentions in this chat

048: Heleen Noble & Eelco Huizinga | Appels en Peren, Netherlands

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