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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Feb 11, 2021

In this fruity, fermented conversation with Crag Cavallo and Dan Pucci, authors of American Cider, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How each of these gentlemen fell in love with apples and cider through their shared experiences in the New York hospitality scene and their happy proximity to the Hudson Valley - one of our nation’s most prolific apple hubs
  • Why cider developed differently in America than it did in Europe, and how different geographic, cultural, and economic factors contributed to various dark ages and revivals in the apple world.
  • Of course, we talk about different exciting apple varietals with cool names like “Northern Spy” and “Black Twig,” as well as the four different categories that all cider apples can be placed into.
  • We explain the different decisions that cider makers encounter on their way to delicious ferments, including yeast, terroir, and naming conventions.
  • We offer tips for sourcing excellent cider for your home bar and even how to start experimenting with making your own cider,
  • And much, much more.