Day of Joy at the Museum of Cider
Bubbles, Blend It Yourself, Keep It Simple & New Releases…
Ever wanted to know what goes into naturally sparkling cider and perry? We might just be able to help!
As Hereford's first Applefest draws to a close this weekend, we are among four Herefordshire cider producers sharing stories at the Museum of Cider's day, Hereford Apple Story, on Saturday 15 October. And guess what - we've chosen one of our favourite subjects: fizz!
In Let's Get Fizzical - The Art of Bubbles In Cider, James and Laurence will guide you through with tastes from these five critters, from this summer's favourite, Hard Rain - Hot Pink, through to our top cider, Brut Zero NV, the one brought out to toast great occasions - and which matches with cheese soufflé! (just saying!).
Along the way you'll also try our new Table Perry, our cider destined for Norway, plus one of the last sightings of On The Beech - Sparkling, crafted with the rare White Beech apple.
Thanks to the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association, these sessions are free (normal museum admission charges apply).
We are third in line. Kicking off the Meet The Maker sessions is Albert Johnson, Ross on Wye Cider & Perry, with The Mystery of the Apple at 11.30am. This is your chance to be the cider blender. You'll be tasting four ciders, one from each cider variety category - bittersharp, sharp, bittersweet and sweet - before blending your own.
Then it's the exquisite creations of Jeremy and Clare at Cwm Maddoc/Hollow Ash, as they share their disarmingly simple - yet effective - approach to making cider and perry. And following on from us, Lydia and Tom will be deep diving into natural cidermaking, with a showcase of not one but five new releases.
Couple that with the frankly amazing annual apple display, the chance to "meet" historic characters from Bulmers' past, art activities and apple pressing - where else would you go?
Tickets available on the day, but to be sure, why not snaffle your own now?
Thanks again to the TCCPA for enabling this part of Hereford Applefest to fly.