I'll begin by talking about the book and giving an overview of cider's terrain, including European archetypes as well as modern American expressions. I will be aided in this endeavor by four of the best cider-makers in America who will be in-house with their ciders as examples of this terrain:
- Kevin Zielinski of EZ Orchards, who will have a traditional French-style cidre for us to try.
- Abram Goldman-Armstrong of Cider Riot!, who will have an English-style cider.
- Silas Bleakley of Rack and Cloth, who will be bringing an example of what I call a "modernist" American-style cider in Cider Made Simple.
- And of course, the host, Nat West, who will have more than one example of what I call "experimental" ciders in the book.