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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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063: Alvar Roosimaa | Jaanihanso cidery, Estonia
5 days ago
Alvar Roosimaa turned towards cidermaking after deciding to move out of the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. He bought a country house approximately an hour and a half to the south Tallinn with his wife Veronika. It was at this country house that the name of the cidery was found. Alvar tells the story of finding a copper tube, which is a typical container used by Estonians for holding documents, in a rubbish pile onsite. Inside this tube the original deed of the house was placed along with a colored map of the property. The farm's name was Jannihanso! When you look at the label, you will see that the name "JanniHanso" is using the original old world German handwriting for the name The Jaanihanso cidery started commercial actives in 2013. In 2016, this Estonian cidery began working towards exporting. This past year (2016) they pressed enough apples to have 60,000 litters (15,850 gallons) of apple juice. Cider Tradition in Estonia? Cider is very traditional. Locals call it "apple wine". Every house has a small crusher and small press that has been handed down through the generations Jaanihanso is the first commercial operation in Estonia Since, Jaanihanso launched there are now 2-3 other commercial enterprises taking root, where they are making cider at another location versus being orchard based. Alvar used a fun term calling these ciders "gypsy cidermakers". Alvar uses only wild yeast for the primary fermentation. The champagne method is used during a secondary fermentation. And this cidery also makes a hopped cider. Where to find Jaanihanso? Estonia Finland Ireland Norwary Denmark Hong Kong Australia Contact Info for Jaanihanso Cidermaker: Alvar Roosimaa email: email@example.com Website: http://www.jaanihanso.ee/en/ Telephone: +372 51 20874 Location: 87215 Parnumaa Õuna, Kaelase Village, Estonia Mentions in this Chat!
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