May 29, 2017

Great Lakes Cider & Perry Guild Hard Cider Tasting

The Great Lakes Cider and Perry Guild Hard Cider Tasting took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Uncle John’s Cider in St. John’s Michigan. More than 100 different hard ciders and perrys from many states including Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana were on display. (Perry is hard cider made from pears.)

The event benefited the Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association (GLCPA),  a nonprofit organization formed to showcase and promote fermented apple and pear beverages and to help educate consumers and producers about them.  Members include both commercial and non-commercial producers, as well as affiliate members located outside the region.

Josh Morgan cellar master at Michigan's Black Star Farms at the

Josh Morgan, cellar master at Michigan’s Black Star Farms, at the Great Lakes Cider and Perry Guild Hard Cider Tasting.

Jay Briggs of 45 North Winery in Leelanau County Michigan

Jay Briggs of 45 North Winery in Leelanau County Michigan which makes a Pear Cider

Jon Treolar of J. Trees Cellars in Blissfield, Michigan makes three types of cider including an ice cider.

Jon Treolar of J. Trees Cellars in Blissfield, Michigan makes three types of cider including an ice cider.

Bryan and Jen Ulbrich of Left Foot Charley at Uncle John's Ciders

Bryan and Jen Ulbrich of Left Foot Charley at Uncle John’s Ciders

 Photos courtesy of Kelly Kniewel

 

About Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark’s articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.