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Cider Events During a Time of Crisis

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Pulling Together for Cider Noticeboard

Maintained weekly by Dick Withecombe, Central Manchester CAMRA Cider Rep.

Live tastings and events

Every Monday

#RGPM - Ridiculously Good Perry Monday

Look out for the #rgpm hashtag on Twitter each week - join in with a perry

Every Tuesday


Cider Hour with Discover Cider over on Twitter

Every Friday

Fine Cider Friday with James Finch, The Cider Critic - 6.30pm

Every Saturday

New cider article by Adam Wells, The Drink Scribble

Friday 25th September


Once Upon A Tree, Dabinett Bacchus 2018

Cidentro, Lightly Sparkling 2018

Gospel Green, Rose 2017

Delivered for £45.00.

Saturday October 3rd

Kentish Pip - Live Harvest Tours - Open Day and Cider Bar

Tours are £10 - Guided Orchard Walk - Cidery Tour

Next weeks Discover Cider theme is Cider and Food

5th to 9th October

Thursday October 8th


Manchester Cider Club with Matthew Curtis

Matthew will introduce Cider and the Pellicle Magazine story

Zoom tickets and three ciders - £25 : available on Eventbrite / Manchester Cider Club - Zoom only tickets also available


Wilding Cider - Stoke Red (Bittersharp, naturally sweet by process)

Little Pomona Cider - Kingston Black, new release for October (Bittersharp)

Dunham Press Cider - Browns and Dabinett (a Sharp and Bittersweet blend)

Friday 9th October


The Gabe Cook collection of ciders made like wine

Thursday November 12th


Manchester Cider Club with Simon Day. Once Upon A Tree

Exploring the crossover from wine to cider through co-fermentation and cryo-extraction.

Simon will talk about the origins of Once Upon A Tree and the journey he has taken as a winemaker turned cidermaker in producing ciders, and his experimentations that blur the boundaries of wine and cider.

Three ciders will be sampled:

Bacchus Lees Co-ferment Cider 75cl

Dabinett & Pinot Co-ferment Cider 75cl

Tasting size - sample bottle of the latest release of Blenheim Superb Ice Cider.

Tickets: £20 for the two ciders and ice cider taster plus Zoom Ticket

Saturday 14th November

Cider and Music on Zoom

Little Pomona - Table Cider 7.3%

Ross Cider - Blakeney Red & Brandy Perry

Caledonian Cider - Islay Cask 6%

Eve's Cidery (US) - Albee Hill 2017 7%

Pomologik (Sweden) - Björk 6.5%

Anxo /Tom Oliver- Hereford Gold 6.9% and Anxo Rosé 6.9% - 335ml cans

Cider and Music with Grant Hutchison from re:stalk cider, formerly drummer with Frightened Rabbit with a MixTape of music selections for each cider and perry chosen by himself and some special guests

Hosted by Charlie Hoosen-Sykes from the Gin Fuelled Bluestocking - Manchester Food and Drink Blog

Cider Blogs and Articles

Episode 1 - Little Pomona, with Susanna and James Forbes with BlairCote

Episode 2 - Hollow Ash Orchard - Cwm Maddoc Cider and Perry, with Jeremy Harris

Episode 3 - Greggs Pit, with James Marsden

Episode 4 - DuckChicken, with Colleen O'Sullivan and James Mann

Episode 5 - Nightingale Cider, with Sam Nightingale

Interviews by Albert Johnson from Ross on Wye Cider and Perry Co. - four further episodes are currently being edited

Pubs.Pints.People. podcast

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

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

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