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Jason Wilson & Meredith Collins | The Cider Revival
September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jason Wilson is an expert on cider, having served as an expert at GLINTCAP, North America’s largest cider competition. He passed the certified cider professional exam, making him the closest thing cider has to a sommelier.
Following the seasons through the autumn harvest, winter fermentation, spring bottling, and summer festival and orchard work, Wilson travels around New York and New England, with forays to the Midwest, the West Coast, and Europe. He meets the new heroes of cider: orchardists who are rediscovering long lost apple varieties, cider makers who have the attention to craftsmanship of natural winemakers, and beverage professionals who see cider as poised to explode in popularity. What emerges is a deeply rewarding story, an exploration of cider’s identity and future, and its cultural and environmental significance. A blend of history and travelogue, The Cider Revival is a toast to a complex drink.
Meredith Collins is the blogger behind Along Came A Cider (http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/), where she has been tasting and reviewing hard cider for more than 6 years. In addition to managing her blog, Meredith has judged cider for the Good Food Awards, the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and the New York Cider Competition. She has presented at Cider Con and taught classes on the cider business and America’s cider renaissance. She is also a member of the first class of the Cider Certification Program by the United States Association of Cider Makers.