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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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057: Eric Bordelet | Normandy, France Part 1
6 days ago
Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts. Eric Bordelet is both the maker and the brand at Chateau de Hauteville in the southern edge of Normandy in the village of Châtaigne. The fact that he exports 80% of his ciders to markets around the world at a premium price worthy of a fine wine is just one of the reasons that the brand Eric Bordelet is so highly sought after by both wine and cider enthusiasts. This episode is Part 1 of a two-part chat. Part 2 will follow as episode 058. During this chat The Nose and I are having lunch with Eric at the Hôtel Gayot in the lovely and lively village Bagnoles de l'Orne. You will find Eric’s cider on tap at this hotels restaurant - though it might not say anything other than “cider” it is indeed Bordelet! There is also a shop where you can buy many of Eric’s cider’s and poires (perry) and calvados. Listen to the background sounds of lunch time at as we discuss his path towards cider, beginning when he worked as a waiter, then a sommelier. Part of Eric's fame is that in Paris at the time his wine list was second to none...and for France not to mention Paris that is quite a feat. With his parents retirement and the realization that one could not age into the role of a sommelier he decided to head back to the family farm and make cider. Eric discusses how his interest in food and working with chefs, helped to hone his cider skills. And certainly the impact of his late friend and mentor Didier Daganeau. In Part 2 we tour the rebuilding of the Chateau de Hauteville and the chay (the common phrase in this region for cidery). Contact Eric Bordelet Eric Bordelet Chateau de Hauteville 53250 Charchigné - France Website: http://www.ericbordelet.com/ Tel : 0243039572 Fax: 0243000936email :
Rated 5 out of
Phenomenal Show packed with Info and Entertainment
I recently started learning about cider and went looking for podcasts that I could listen to. Thankfully I found this one. Her interviews are chock full of info and are easy enough for a new person to understand.
Once I listened to the first episode I was hooked and listened to the next 11 back to back. I even plan on listening to them again just so I can take notes this time. The fact that she interviews such a range of cidermakers is awesome to me. I eagerly wait for each episode which brings me to the only problem with the show... she only puts one out a week! Who knew 7 days could be so long to wait?
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of
Truly Informative and Interesting!
I just got started making cider and have found the information is amazing! Many podcasts tell you they have information, this show really delivers the nuts and bolts of how it is done as well as a great high level view of the industry trends. I have learned so much and truly enjoyed listening to shows several times to get the last bit of juice from this apple!
Date published: 2016-01-12