Cider Events During a Time of Crisis
Pulling Together for Cider Noticeboard
Maintained daily by Dick Withecombe, Central Manchester CAMRA Cider Rep.
The go to site for up to date information and open discussion about the world of modern craft cider – traditional cider delivered in a modern way
Live tastings and events
Two articles by Adam Wells, @Drinkscribbler - weekly Double Drop of articles on Malt Magazine
Monday 10th August 2020
Ridiculously Good Perry Monday
about their new Perry.
Wednesday 12 August
CraftCon Live! With the Three Counties Cider and Perry Association
International Webinar led by Eleanor Léger, founder of Eden Ciders based in Vermont, NE USA; with Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist.
On Facebook Live on Wednesday at 4pm or catch up later via Facebook or the TCCPA YouTube channel.
Eleanor Leger is one of the key people in the American cider scene.
She is a member of the Board of the American Cider Association, a founder of the Vermont Cider Makers Association, and she also writes about the economics of small cider production (cidernomics.com).
Eleanor is perhaps best known on the global scene for her peerless ice ciders, some of those and her other ciders are available from Scrattings.
Thursday, 13th August 2020
Virtual Manchester Cider Club - Zoom Tickets plus Cider
Fizzy Thursday – a celebration of sparkling cider with Brock Bergius from Gospel Green Cyder!
With a bonus Q&A with Grant Hutchison from cider suppliers re:stalk cider
An evening discussing ‘Traditional Method’ sparkling cider with the UK’s market leader in 100% juice champagne method cider.
They use up to seven types of apples, both cooking and dessert, all hand picked on the Blackmoor Estate in Hampshire - giving it both freshness and balance.
Followed by a Q&A with Grant
Hutchison from re:stalk cider – Trade supplier of Gospel Green Cyder (Hampshire), Pomologik Cider (Sweden), PULPT Cider (Somerset), Eve’s Cidery (US), Caledonian Cider (Scotland), Pilton Cider (Somerset) and Little Pomona (Herefordshire).
Zoom ticket only: £5
Gospel Green Brut, including Zoom ticket: £15 collected (from Crown and Kettle)
Gospel Green Brut, including Zoom ticket: £18 plus local delivery (within M60 radius)
Gospel Green Brut, including Zoom ticket: £21 plus UK wide delivery
Wednesday, 19 August
Wild Beer Co. and The Ciderologist
Wild Beer Co launch their new Wild Cider!
Join in and taste it live along with an epic tasting box, featuring delights from Pilton Cider & PULPT CIDER.
Tasting box contains:
1x Wild Cider 750ml - 8.1%
1x Pilton Cider 750ml - 5%
1x Pulpt Gilly Cider 750ml - 5.7%
1x Ninkasi Beer 750ml - 9%
1x Somerset Wild Beer - 5%
1x Teku Tasting Glass
Friday 21st August 2020
6.30pm to 7.30pm
An Online Tasting with James Finch, The Cider Critic hosted by 'Cider is Wine'
James has chosen 4 ciders from the Cider Is wine range of 100% juice content ciders – ciders made like wines – in what promises to be a great early evening event: a tasting that will appeal to both cider and wine drinkers looking for something new, delicious and authentic.
Learn about vintages, food matching and the huge number of apple varieties.
Welsh Mountain Borders Bittersweet 2017 750ml
Once Upon A Tree Wild Flight Dabinett 2015 500ml
The Newt Yarlington Mill 2019 500ml
The Newt Limited Release Falstaff Cyder 2018 500ml
Tasting Pack of Artisan Charcuterie and a simple cider and food matching wheel
Friday, 28 August 2020
A Virtual South West Cider Tasting Event!
With Ventons Devon Cyder and Harrys Somerset Cider who will be online to tell their story about their ciders, their apples and how they make it.
Hosted by Sweet Drinks Ltd
£30, for 6 bottles to share, 3 from each producer.
A Zoom Link will be sent nearer the time by email to join us and the Makers online.
September 11th to 13th
Includes Cider tour, tastings and cider pack - 11 ciders and perry of different styles, plus festival glass and virtual tastings tickets
SOLD OUT on first day - will post if GBBF are able to restock
Friday 6pm to 7.30pm - visit to Little Pomona Cidery and Orchard
Saturday 4pm to 5,30pm - Cider Tasting
Sunday 8pm to 9.30pm
Cider Blogs and Articles
Interviews with Tom Oliver from Oliver's Cider and Perry, Susanna Forbes from Little Pomona Cidery and Orchard and Elizabeth Pimblett from The Museum of Cider, Hereford. Katie Wiles spent a weekend in Herefordshire in October learn all about Cider, working at Little Pomona and visiting the Museum. Tom Oliver was interviewed at the CAMRA Manchester Beer and Cider Festival.
Pubs. Pints. People. is the official podcast channel for the Campaign for Real Ale.
Hosts amateur cider maker and cider aficionado Matt Bundy, Ant Fiorillo and Katie Wiles are joined by correspondents in the field from around the country.
Available: Apple podcast and Spotify
Each Pub. Pints. People. episode delves into a different aspect of the beer, cider and pubs industry.
With topics ranging from beer and cider festivals to diversity and unsung heroes in the drinks industry, it is a must-listen for anyone with an interest in pubs, pints / glasses or people.
James Finch – The Cider Critic
You Tube TV channel for Fine Cider Friday and other videos
Including: Adam Wells: Around the World in 500 ciders
Adam Wells – The Drink Scribbler (Malt Magazine)
My essential case of cider:
Ryan Sealey – Caledonian Cider
Cider Buzz Manchester
Pulling Together For Cider - producer and suppliers listings / map
Magazines and Podcasts
Pellicle Magazine and Podcast
Fermentation Radio – Ciders Web
Sam Wilkin – Cellarman Sam – Cheese and Cider
You Tube TV