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Cider Events During a Time of Crisis

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Live tastings and events

Wednesday 27th May


Fine Cider at Six with Little Pomona Cider

Join Felix Nash and James and Susanna Forbes from Little Pomona

On Insta Live Felix will be tasting their three new releases - Art of Darkness 1, 2 and 3

Wednesday May 27th

and Thursday 28th


Exclusive, online tutored tasting session £34.50

The Ciderologist Taste-Along with a Crafty Nectar Tasting Box

A box of six selected ciders

• Crafty Nectar No.7

• Nightingale Cider - Falstaff Bramley

• Dorset Nectar - Old Harry's Rock

• Caledonian Cider  Co - North and South

• Severn Cider - Perry

• Dunkertons Cider - Browns

This price includes access to x2 one-hour, special access tutored tasting sessions with the Ciderologist \  

Thursday 28th May

re:talk chat with Tom Oliver of @olivers_cider

Grant from re:stalk and Tom chatting and tasting a perry and a cider from his range and pairing them with their favourite tunes.

The perry we will be pouring is the Keeved #4 2018 and the cider is the Bottle Conditioned Medium 2017.

Get yours from Fine Cider before Thursday 28th and join in with us for some sweet tunes and even sweeter perry.

Friday 29th May

Fine Cider Friday

With James Finch 'The Cider Critic'

Subscribe to the Fine Cider Friday Channel on You Tube

Saturday 30th May

2018 Vintage Launch Party for Ross on Wye Cider and Perry

Michelin Single Variety and Dabinett SV

Both matured in oak barrels sent from their friend at Ferme De La Come in the South of France, which previously held Armagnac.

Written reviews from:

Adam Wells, The Drink Scribbler - MALT Magazine

Cath Potter, Manchester Cider Club - here on Cider Buzz

Video Review:

James Finch, The Cider Critic

Insta Live - Albert Johnson from Ross Cider with Joran from Cidrotheque, Belgium and Susannah Mansfield, cider pommelier from Fram Ferment, Durham

Michellin SV 2018 and Dabinett SV 2018 available from Cider OnLine and Scrattings.

Pigs Ears Beer are providing Trade Supplies

Local availability soon: Cidrotheque in Belgium, Fram Ferment in Durham. The Salutation In n, Ham, Glos and in Manchester from The Grocers, Cadishead and The Crown and Kettle, Central Manchester. Also available for local pick-up from Ross Cider Shop.

Saturday 30th May


Virtual Cider Club Tour with James Finch, The Cider Critic and Sam Nightingale on Insta Live

Featuring Nightingale Cider Co

Pre-sale (order up until 27th May) - The Cider Critic Box (6 or 12 ciders in Box).

Follow @TheCiderCritic Intagram / Twitter feed for a discount code.

6 Box Contents:

1x Russet 2016

1x Falstaff Bramley 2019

2x Wild Disco

2x Night bird

Sunday 31st May


A celebration of cider with the influential friends Ross Cider and Little Pomona Orchard and Cidery

Tasting, chat and fun on Instagram Live with the brand new Art of Darkness part 2 from Little Pomona and the new Ross Cider, Michelin French Oak Cask Cider.

Join in by ordering from Little Pomona Online Shop for national delivery, or if you're local, please reserve your bottle via our Click & Collect at the Ross Cider Shop.

Wednesday 3rd June

World Cider Day

Gabe Cook chats about the world of cider with Bill Bradshaw, co-author of World's Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

Thursday 4th June


Cider is Wine with June 4th with BrannlandCider - founder & maker Andreas Sundgren. Details to be confirmed.

Thursday 4th June

Tutored Cider Tasting with Gabe Cook

c/o Bath Road Beers

Tickets £40 for 90 minute tutored tasting with Gabe Cook and 12 bottles (six different ciders)

Live video cider tasting with Gabe Cook the Ciderologist

Price includes 10x bottles of cider (2 of each – one for the tasting and one to enjoy after) Oliver’s Gold Rush Ross on Wye Kingston Black Perrys Redstreak Once Upon a Tree Medium Perry Galipette Cidre Brut Delivery in the Cheltenham area - £7.50 courier service outside

Friday 5th June

Fine Cider Friday

With James Finch 'The Cider Critic'

Subscribe to the Fine Cider Friday Channel on You Tube

Saturday 6th June


Virtual Cider Club Tour with James Finch, The Cider Critic on Insta Live featuring Apple County Cider

Thursday 11th June

7pm to 8.30pm

Manchester Cider Club with Gabe Cook

Zoom log-in only £5

Join in the tasting by buying our special selection of ciders - £15

Tickets and Cider order on Eventbrite

· Ross Cider - Somerset Redstreak, Northwood and HMJ Cider - 500ml bottle

· Nightingale - Wild Disco - 330ml can

· Dunham Press, Peterloo Perry - 500ml bottle

· Pomologik / Spike Brewery, Sweden – PolyaMory, Bretted Graf - 330ml can

· Blak Stoc Quince and Wild Hops - 330ml bottle

Free collection from The Crown and Kettle, Manchester

Thurs 4th / Fri 5th June 3-6pm

Sat 6th 12-3pm

Thurs 11th June 3-6pm

Local delivery: £3 delivery for within M60 ring road

UK wide delivery: £5 courier delivery

Cider Blogs and Articles

Pubs.Pints.People. podcast - this week talks cider

Listen Now

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


Including: Adam Wells: Around the World in 500 ciders

Subscribe to the Fine Cider Friday Channel on You Tube

22/5 tasting Craobh Lan - Caledonian Cider

Adam Wells – The Drink Scribbler (Malt Magazine)

My essential case of cider:

part one

part two

Ryan Sealey – Caledonian Cider

Cider Buzz Manchester

Pulling Together For Cider - producer and suppliers listings / map

Magazines and Podcasts

Pellicle Magazine and Podcast

Cider articles

Fermentation Radio – Ciders Web

Listen now

Sam Wilkin – Cellarman Sam – Cheese and Cider

April 19, 2020 Tom Oliver’s Dining Room with David Jowett

August 5, 2018 8. Bristol Cider Salon - Part Two

July 22, 2018 7. Bristol Cider Salon - Part One

May 27, 2018 2. Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry

You Tube TV

Hawkes Cider TV


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