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Cider-making Workshop with Claude Jolicoeur

November 14, 2013

Transition Cocagne along with Slow Food Cocagne Acadie are holding an apple cider-making workshop on December 7 and 8th at Cocagne River Orchard 501 Chemin Cocagne Sud with Claude Jolicoeur a cider-making master and award winner from Quebec and author of The New Cider Maker’s Handbook, a book which is acclaimed as the most comprehensive reference on cider making.

This two day bilingual workshop will introduce you to the art of cider making as you create your own 19 or 23 litre batch (24 to 30 wine bottles). Participants will also receive Claude Jolicoeur’s book the New Cider Makers Handbook (a 50$ value). The workshop will be from 9am to 4pm — Bring your lunch

The cost is $200 or $170 for Slow Food members and includes the full two days of workshop plus the apple juice and the book. Prices for couples that include one batch of cider and one book is 320 $ /couple. 

You must supply your own primary fermentation bucket for the workshop. Additionally, some other basic equipment will be required to permit completing the fermentation:, 19 (or 23) liter carboy, racking tube and hydrometer. We can arrange for beginner kits to be bought at the workshop for about $80 and these will last a lifetime of future cider/wine/beer making.

Register by November 30th though places are limited and first come, first served.

To register email at or call 506-227-8032 (Rémi)

Claude Jolicoeur started making cider in 1988 using a “no-compromise” approach, stubbornly searching for the highest possible quality. Since then, he has been a regular contributor to cider making forums, and 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). For more information on Jolicoeur’s The New Cider Maker’s Handbook please see





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