James Crowden – Ciderland and Cider the Forgotten Miracle

Cider: The Forgotten Miracle is a witty, energetic, and unforgettable investigation into the history of farm house cider. A fresh assessment of ancient traditions that have not only influenced the landscape for the better, but have produced excellent cider into the bargain. Cider that in the past rivalled French wines, and can still do so today. Not surprisingly these myths, superstitions, and anecdotes revolve around farms and farmers, their families, and their orchards.

This fascinating story, set against the backdrop of 17th and 18th century England, is told by the poet James Crowden with humour and clarity. It involves not only a vivid description of working at Burrow Hill Cider Farm during the autumn, but also charts the early days of the Somerset Cider Company.

Date: Thursday 1st June 2017
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Venue: Perry’s Cider Mills, Dowlish Wake, Ilminster TA19 0NY

Tickets: £11 including tasting 3 ciders

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