WE CAUGHT UP WITH PIONEERING CIDER MAKER BROCK FROM GOSPEL GREEN CIDER WHO ARE USING 'CHAMPAGNE METHOD' TO CREATE DELICIOUS AND SOPHISTICATED SPARKLING CIDER.
Each month we're featuring the best of UK cider makers, to help give an insight into their cider world. This is your exclusive all-access pass to the people behind the cider, what's exciting to them and looking ahead to the future.
Meet the makers behind, Gospel Green Ciders:
1. Where are you based? Why here?
Gospel Green is based on the Blackmoor Estate in Hampshire. Our cider house is located less than a mile away from the fabulous Blackmoor orchards, allowing us access to the UK's finest dessert apples.
2. Describe your cider co in 3 words...
Pure / Champagne Method / Celebratory
3. What makes your ciders stand out from the crowd?
Gospel Green is 100% 'method champenoise' made from the UK's finest culinary apples.
4. What is the key to producing good cider/perry?
Skill, knowledge and understanding all go towards making a fine cider. Most importantly are the apples, they define Gospel Green and the quality we strive to achieve.
5. What is the most difficult challenges you face as a cider-maker?
HMRC red tape and the general difficulties of running a small business in the UK.
6.If you could change one thing about the industry, what would it be?
The duty system need a full and comprehensive review bringing in a fair system for all cider producers in line with the regime enjoyed by brewers.
7. Favourite apple/pear variety? Why?
We adore Russets at Gospel Green. Beautiful flavour, amazing mouth feel and the juice is second to none.
8. What are your most excited about this year?
Gospel Green turns 30 in 2020 and we have 4 exciting new products launching over the coming months!
9. Do you have any events planned that people can come along to and be part of?
We will be running cider house tours from April through to October as well as a number of special birthday events. Keep an eye out for updates via the website and social media. We are kicking the year off with #FizzyFeb in partnership with Applegarth Farm Shop & Restaurant.
10. The craft cider revolution is coming because.....
Consumer trends now demand top quality products with provenance
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