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Cider tasting at Voidwarranties, Antwerpen
Cleaning of apples before pressing
Old apple crasher. Cider Museum Hereford
Cider apples, Ferme du Vastel
Pressing the moût

The origins of cider are ancient. It is an alcoholic beverage prepared from apple juice (moût) fermented by variety of indigenous yeast (traditional way). There are many different varieties and styles of ciders depending on the region of origin, for example in France we have various regions in Normandie versus the different regions in Bretagne, which differ considerably. The brews are specific depending on blend of different apples or more rare mono varietal ciders, traditionally fermented in the bottle (la prise de mousse naturelle) and we could go on and on. I Algoldor have finished la formation cidricole on the institute le Robillard and I'm going to apply what I've learned to make this tasting as good as possible. Please be aware time is limited so is therefore the amount of theory which I can share with you at this occasion. We will talk about history of cidre making, today's situation, it's future and of course we will taste variety of high and also few lower quality products to get the spectrum right. This session will walk you through the basics. You will learn what you should be focusing on when tasting the beverage, what to expect based on what do you read on the label on the bottle - sweetness, bitterness/tardiness, acidity, pasteurization etc. depending on the region et cetera. If you have some special sample to share, your own make or something else please get in touch with me in advance so we can plan for it.

Please note that you are going to drink at least half liter or rather over a liter of 4-6% beverages in an average (plus some specials) so you will feel it. We will have around fifteen basic samples and after that we will go on if we wish (so far we always wished ...). We will have of course something to eat during the session so that should help, however you are not driving afterwards that is for sure. We will document most of the ciders on the table so you will be able to track them down, I will write half of them or so down in advance the rest during or after the event. Still taking notes during the session is recommended. This workshop is based on donation at your will no one turned away for lack of funds creed. However please keep in mind that samples and ingredients for this event will be around 150-200 eu and ending up in a decent plus would not offend me at all because it would help me to cover costs related to my presence at this event. I'll have some extra quantity of my ciders for the ones who are especially devoted, they will be for suggested donation.


List of Ciders

Cidre Name Producer Amount Country of origin Person Trafficking it Notes
Extra Brut Kvasírna Ludmila 2x 750 ml Val de Saire Algoldor extra brut, bio, hand picked, wild fermentation, season 2017
Euskal Sagardoa Bereziartuasagardoa 2x750 ml Bere-Aran Extea - Ipparalde Bidea 16, 20115 - Astigarraga (Gipuzkoa), Spain Algoldor Sidra natural, made 100% from apples from Basque County, volatile acidity: 1.5-2, 6% alc.
Extra Brut Les Vergers de la Chapelle 2x 750 ml Les Vergers de la Chapelle, 36 Route de Cantepie, 50500 Auvers, France Algoldor extra brut, biologic, smaller production, season 2016
Le Grosse Brute La Ferme du Vastel 2x750 ml 6 Le Hameau Vastel, Tuerthéville-Bocage, 50630, Normandie, France Algoldor Cidre which reminds old style traditional farmer cidre which is hard to come by these days. 5% alc.
Le Paf Ferme du Vastel 2x 750 ml Le Vas, Cottentan, France, Normandie Algoldor demi-sec, bio, high quality, hand picked, wild fermented, season 2014
Brut Kvasírna Ludmila 2x 750 ml Val de Saire Algoldor brut, bio, hand picked, wild fermentation, season 2018
Kliment Cidre Brut 2014 Cidrerie Kliment 2x750 ml Cidrerie Kliment Všenory, Na Návsi 37, 252 31, Praha-západ, Czech Republic Algoldor Cidre brut made in French style, 5.4% alc, bottle fermented.
Cidre Rosé Les Vergers de Ducy 2x750 ml Domaine de la Flaguerie, 14250 Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite, Normandie, France Algoldor 3% alc.
Cidre Fermier Cidre le Brun 2x750 ml Cidre Le Brun - Cidres Bigoud, Bresigon, 29720 Plovan, Bretagne, France Algoldor Demi-Sec, 4.5%, bought in big supermarket
Black Fox Cider Dunkertons Organic Cider 2x+-640 ml London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6UT, United Kingdom Algoldor Medium dry, sparkling, 7% alc. winner of our cidre flows at EMF2018 in UK, very nice organic cider.
Poiré Domfront Pacory, Ferme des Grimaux 2x750 ml Les Grimaux, 61350 Mantilly, Basse Normandie, France Algoldor Fourth generation of brewers making local Domfront regional Poiré. 4% alc, bottle fermented.
Chouchen Hydromel de Bretagne 2x750 ml E.A.R.L du Ienen - Kervihern, F 56550 Locoal Mendon Algoldor Traditional specialty from Bretagne, cidre fermented with honey. 13% alc.


Interesting Cidre Related Pages

http://www.cider.org.uk/ pages of specialist Andrew Lea

http://www.ciderroute.co.uk/cider-producers/ places to visit around Hereford.

https://herefordcamra.org.uk/cider.htm#list list of ciders in Hereford region.

https://www.cambridgebeerfestival.com/products/cbf44-cider/ famous UK beer festival which also offers some ciders.

http://cfppa.le-robillard.fr/ french research and educational cidre institute le Robillard