Monday, April 8, 2013

Tuesday Tasting with Tom Oliver of Oliver's Ciders

When:  Tuesday, 9 April, 7:30 pm
Where:  Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E. 7th Street
What:  $20 for 6 samples

This week's Tuesday Tasting is a special one because Tom Oliver, of Oliver's Cider and Perry, will be the guest speaker.  He'll be discussing and we'll be sampling 3 of his traditional ciders and 3 of his perrys, including the award-winning Gold Rush, a collaboration with Greg Hall of Virtue Cider.

The old farm in Herefordshire where Oliver's Cider House sits has been producing cider and perry for at least three centuries. Not much has changed there in that time.  Tom uses only fresh (mostly hand-picked) unsprayed fruit, with minimal intervention. Cattle and sheep graze the orchards year-round, providing nitrogen and natural weed prevention.
The pears and apples he uses are picked at full ripeness, sometimes stored to mature further, then washed, milled and, whenever necessary, macerated. Then they are pressed and fermented by wild yeasts and aged in old oak barrels for up to 10 months, before being blended and then bottled.

Seating is limited so to guarantee a spot, it is recommended to arrive early. 

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