Cider School #6: Did Prohibition Prohibit Cider? with Mark Turdo - Shared screen with speaker view
Hi everyone! Greetings from New York! Good to see you, Emily, Erica, and Matthew
hi Scott! Welcome back!!
Thanks! Probably going to miss Happy Hour tomorrow :( Taking the dogs to the vet.
Scott, hello again
Hi from Toronto Canada :-)
Hello from Upsate NY!
Drop questions in the chat, y'all!
How does the Temperance movement and the Suffrage movement synch up?
I never got to meet him, but my great-grandfather was a prohibition agent. I would love to hear his thoughts on this subject.
Yeah, that would be fascinating!
It’s really interesting how people could still drink, if they had a stash (or access to a speakeasy!)
I’m thinking Roaring Twenties and The Great Gatsby
Did tastes change in America due to the influx of Central European immigrants (such as Germans) who preferred beer over cider?
What's your historian's take on cider's current resurgence?
Revolutionary soldiers were paid, partly, in alcohol. How much of that played into the increase in drinking after the war?
My friend Wolf's father makes apfelwine in Germany. For home use.
Can you find any companies that tried to industrialize cider during the Industrial Revolution? Or was it always a cottage industry/agricultural product then?
Mark, do you encounter many apple varieties with PA historical lineage in your research? For instance, there’s written accounts of the varieties that made “Trenton Champagne” in NJ
why do you think North Americans now prefer locally made cider from local apples vs imported global brands from overseas? it seems to be the opposite with wine; people prefer imported wines/they're more desireable
Because cider is easily made at home when you already have an orchard. Do you think that it could be somewhat underrepresented in taxation records as you mentioned earlier? IE its easier to tax a fixed distillery vs every farmer in a county making cider for local distribution.
any concern about hygiene? were people averse to drinking something pressed through straw?
Any famous cider bootleggers during Prohibition?
linda and bill
what apples r used 4 Trenton champagne?
smokehouse is one of ours! as is york
linda and bill
wow have only heard of harrison…love the names
‘Smith Cider’ also attributed to PA
linda and bill
English cider is not generally sweet. Much of the mass produced cider may be, but try ciders from Herefordshire.
However pressed through straw is probably not gluten free.
there was an article in edible Nj
One of the historical notes that I've seen is that cider was popular as it was safer to drink than water. Once fermented, the alcohol in cider keeps most microbes from growing. While they may not have known the science, I'm guessing they might have worked that out?
so when's your book coming out?
take my money now!!!
Looking forward to the book! Great talk Mark thanks bunch!
thanks so much!
this was excellent! thanks1