News Briefs from Wine Industry Insight:
Click headline for full story

FREE! Subscribe to Craft News Fetch, THE daily craft bev industry briefing - Click Here

British Cider Expert Peter Mitchell on North American Cider

Photo courtesy CiderCraft Magazine

Photo courtesy CiderCraft Magazine

““The first thing he emphasized was really the proper way to make a good cider,” explains Diskin. “Many people think it’s so easy, you just ferment some apple juice but it’s not really that at all. There’s both a real science and art to the fermentation, which is what Peter explained so well.”

Developing a better understanding of the fermentation process enabled Tim Larsen, cidermaker for Snowdrift Cider Co. in Wenatchee, Washington, to improve his company’s products and hone his skills. Although he and his extended family had been making and testing ciders since 2005, Mitchell and his courses helped to give perspective. “Peter really helped us on what to look for in healthy fermentation and how to manage healthy fermentation for cider,” Larsen says. “This was information that didn’t exist in the U.S. at that time.””

Read more here:

British Cider Expert Peter Mitchell on North American Cider