6:30 p.m. on..@ the Wassail Bar, Lower East Side, NYC
w. cider-makers from Bellwether Hard Cider, Eve’s Cidery, Good Life Cider (@ Finger Lakes Cider House), Redbyrd Orchard Cider, Rootstock Ciderworks, and South Hill Cider
Featuring small-batch, artisan cider makers from New York’s Finger Lakes. Talk to us about our orchards, our cideries and our family businesses! We produce apples with distinction and make ciders with abandon, and can’t wait to talk to you about it!
When we apply the concept of terroir to cider, we think of how climate and soils contribute to the "sense of place" expressed in the cider. But how do human elements influence terroir?
The Finger Lakes is a beautiful region in New York State, known for its glacial carved landscapes, mineral soils and diverse micro-climates. It is some of the best fruit growing ground in the country. But did you also know that the Finger Lakes is home to some of this beverage's great champions of terroir?
Ezra Sherman of Eve's Cidery has been a pioneer of quality and craftsmanship in orchard based cider; growing cider apples and making Traditional Method cider in the Finger Lakes for 13 years.
Garrett Miller of Finger Lakes Cider House and Good Life Farm has been on the forefront of bringing about a holistic orcharding revival with his diverse, certified organic orchard and farm.
... @ 9pm, Disgorging Fun!
Join these two friendly, hard working guys for a hands-on, thought provoking discussion about the intersection of humans and nature in orchard based cider. Do organically farmed apples make better cider? How do the cidermaker's choices enhance or detract from the expression of the fruit?
Touch and feel real soils from the finger lakes and watch a dramatic disgorgement, the the traditional technique for clarifying naturally sparkling cider, Then have a taste of the magic of the Finger Lakes in a glass of cider.