James Kerr works in the tasting room for Green Bench Brewing Company & Green Bench Cider & Mead in St. Petersburg, Florida. His role at Green Bench is dedicted to consumer and staff education through many different styles of beverage; beer, cider, mead and wine.
James decision to become a Certified Pommelier™ was rooted in wanting to further education on a relatively misunderstood product. Being in Florida gives him a unique opportunity to educate people that are relatively unfamiliar with apples and cider outside the confines of the grocery store. He was born and raised in Long Island, New York and he’s been fortunate enough to spend many summers visiting family in County Monaghan, Ireland; so apples and cider have always been very close to him. The only thing he enjoys more than drinking cider is talking about cider!