This week on Beer Sessions Radio™, host Jimmy Carbone welcomes a great panel of experts and a bit of cherry wine (is it sweet and rare?)! It’s a robust discussion on terroir (Danish cherries have a larger pit with more concentrated flavors… it’s not a cherry you would eat) and a reinvention of wine tradition in Denmark. Fellow Heritage Radio Network host Damon Boelte (The Speakeasy), Agern Restaurant sommelier Chad Walsh, Chris Ball from Grand Army are chatting about wine alongside B.R. Royla of Shelton Brothers, who introduces Anne-Marie Skriver and Michael Moeller, the winemakers of the Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin winery in Denmark.
At Frederiksdal, rather than producing wine working against the Danish climate, they use the advantages offered by nature and the Danish weather. The basis is the unique ingredient, the Stevnsbær cherry, which has the very best conditions for growth in Denmark. They use the cherry’s high levels of sugar, acid and antioxidants, allowing the berries to ferment naturally for a few days following harvest to create a complex fortified wine.
So raise a glass, and enjoy this episode of Beer (and Wine) Sessions!