On a very cidery night of ‘Meet the Cidermakers’ during the 21st Annual Franklin County CiderDays …
Nick Gunn has been in the cider business for eleven years working two labels: Anthem Cider and Wandering Anegus. He is married to Mimi Casteel the winemaker and member of the founding family at Bethel Heights Vineyard. Says Nick, “Winemaking is basically same thing as cidermaking. We are making a tank fermented chardonnay more or less but are using apples instead of grapes.”
Dave White started the cider blog Old Time Cider Blog years ago, but knew he was always destine to make his own cider commercially. He launched Whitewood Cider Company, in Olympia Washington in 2012. Dave describes Whitewood as a nano cidery.
Nick and Dave discuss:
- The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA)
- The US Association of Cider Makers (USACM)
- The Cider ACT
- Cider wiki – cidermaker’s tool kit
- Deaingl with regulations: Carbonation levels in cider and how this impacts cidermakers in the US.
- Oregon being the first state to allow cider in growlers
- Northwest Mobile Juicing
- And where to go when you land in either Portland Oregon or Tacoma Washington when looking for a lass of cider.
A couple of Oregon Cider Bars:
A couple of Washington Cider Bars:
Capital Cider – Capital Hill Seattle
Shilling Ciderhouse – Fremont
Book Links From Peter Montgomery,
A Potted History of Fruit (2011) Mike Darton
The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding. Bad Seeds, and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot, (2009) Chip Brantley
Contact Peter at: Montgomery Orchards LLC: Heirloom Apples and Orchards
45 Kent Road/CR 341
Warren, CT 06754
Now it is time to Grab a Glass – Join the Chat and I will see you in Ciderville!