Cidre flows ccccamp2019

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Cidre selection from previous event.
Old apple crasher. Cider Museum Hereford
Window shopping.
apple washing
Cider apples, Ferme du Vastel

This ancient alcoholic beverage has many names, cidre, cider or sidra are the most commonly used these days. It is a beverage prepared from apple juice (moût) fermented by variety of indigenous yeast and to a degree also by bacteria (malo-lactic fermentation for example). There are many different varieties and styles of ciders depending on the region of origin (for example France - Normandie versus Bretagne), 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 nine months specialized formation cidricole so I take it as a privilege to elevate the quality of this degustation to next level. 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 and more. 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, sulfides et cetera. If you have some special sample to share, your own make or something else please get in touch with me so we can plan for it or just bring it and we can taste it after finishing the official selection.

Please note that you are going to drink at least half litre or rather over a litre of 4-5% beverages in an average (plus some specials) so you will feel it. We will have of course something to eat during the session so that should help. We will document most of the ciders on the table so you will be able to track them down to the producers or distributors. Still taking notes during the session is recommended and this time we will actually prepare sheets so it is more easy for you. 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 at least and ending up in a decent plus would not offend us at all. We will have some extra ciders for donation too but we are limited by the "non commercial" style of fhb plus legal limits on import. The good news is that there will be some ciders in a fhb bar during the event.