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Thought provoking talk on the origins of the bottle fermented sparkling cider otherwise known as methode champenoise which was an old trick first pioneered by the cider aristocrats of Herefordshire and Somerset in the 1650s. The talk also includes cider poetry and a detailed look at the role of orchards and varieties used in the making of farmhouse cider and perry. Based on James’s book Cider the Forgotten Miracle and Ciderland which won the prestigious Andre Simon food and drink award in 2008.

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The History of Cider
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