Archive for October, 2013

Asturias Cider Trip Review

ASTURIAN CIDER BARS
HOW TO POUR AN ASTURIAN CIDER
ASTURIAN CIDER FARMS
ASTURIAN CIDER MAKING PROCESS
III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER JUDGING
III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER DINNER/PRESENTATION
III INTERNATIONAL HALL OF GALA CIDER FAYRE
ASTURIAN CIDER CULTURE
ASTURIAN CIDER FACTS/TRADITIONS
OVERALL OPINION OF ASTURIAN CIDER

Whilst on my last trip to Frankfurt, Germany, I was speaking to Edu (Cider Guerrilla) about cider from around the world and he mentioned that I really should try and see his homeland, Asturias, as it had a wonderful and very passionate cider scene. At the time I was really intrigued about it, especially as I remember at the International Craft Cider Festival in 2011 about one of the guys there having a very different cider pouring technique. Time went by and the conversation had completely left my mind.

Suddenly, a few months later, and out of the blue I get an invite from Edu saying that La Sidra magazine/website wanted me to come visit their III International Hall of Gala Cider event and let them show me about the Asturian cider scene and how things are done over there. To top it all off they also wanted me to help judge their cider event and they were inviting me to the III International Hall of Gala Ciders Dinner, which was being cooked for by a 2 star Michelin chef. At this point I was thinking to myself “What’s the catch?”. I pondered over it and then just told myself to just go for it. I then gladly accepted the invite, booked my flight and set off to the airport in pursuit of cider on 17th October!

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Clive’s Fruit Farm Worcestershire Wobblejuice (Dry) Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Clive’s Fruit Farm
Cider Name: Worcestershire Wobblejuice (Dry)
Region: Worcestershire
ABV: 5.6%
Taste: Dry
Served: Lightly chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Rustic apples/Vanilla/Oak
Colour: Dull yellow/Straw
Clarity: Lightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 14/10/13

Time has really flown by since my last review (nearly 2 months ago!) and life has just got in the way of a good cider blogging time! Thankfully I’ve now got cider completely back on the agenda (including a trip to Asturias later this week!) and it’s time to kick start those cider reviews. Up first is one of a few cider related birthday gifts I got, which is a bottle of Worcestershire Wobblejuice (Dry) Cider from Clive’s Fruit Farm.

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18th-20th October – West Kent CAMRA Real Ale & Cider Festival 2013 (Tunbridge Wells, Kent) Preview

Address: Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Fri 18th October: 11am-10:30pm (Free)
Sat 19th October: 10am-10:30pm (Free)
Sun 20th October: 10am-6pm (Free)

Tickets: N/A for the beer/cider festival. If you wish to use the train lines, it is £10 for Friday and £15 on both the Saturday or Sunday.

Concessions: N/A

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