Join award-winning cidermaker “Doc” Cheskin in a discussion of the rich history of apples, cider, and hard cider in our region and the art and science of cider making. Native North American apples were joined by those brought over from Europe early in the development of the original 13 colonies. Delaware produced one of the first apple drinks of Colonial America—cider, which, when fermented, becomes hard cider. While everyone remembers Johnny Appleseed, a.k.a. John Chapman, most don’t know that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin were huge hard cider fans (and makers). Sample a variety of ciders including one made exclusively for Mt. Cuba using local ingredients.
About the Instructor:
Jeffrey “Doc” Cheskin has been making ciders for over a decade and has won some of the highest honors given to a cidermaker in the US, including producing one of the top 15 ciders in America in 2020. He founded Liquid Alchemy Beverages in 2012 with his partner Terri Sorantino, and their hard ciders are now available in over 20 locations throughout Delaware