A mechanical engineer by profession, Claude Jolicoeur first developed his passion for apples and cider after acquiring a piece of land on which there were four rows of old abandoned apple trees. He started making cider in 1988 using a "no-compromise" approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, his ciders have earned many awards and medals at competitions, including a Best of Show at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP)
Claude actively participates in discussions on forums like the Cider Digest, and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to festivals and events such as Cider Days in Massachusetts and the Common Ground Country Fair in Maine. He lives in Quebec City.
Claude's Upcoming Events
Claude Jolicoeur at Common Ground Fair
Common Ground Fair, Unity ME
September 20, 2014, 12:00 pm
Claude will present two workshops at the 2014 Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME on September 20 and 21. Claude's workshops will focus on cider making and will take place on Saturday and Sunday in the Fedco Tent. More details to come...
Cider is a pure and healthy beverage that reflects both the skill of the producer and the quality of the fruit that goes into making it. To make the very best cider—whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market—you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. The New Cider Maker's Handbook is designed to provide today’s cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders.