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Cider & Perry (2009 Archived List)

The 29th Festival will be held on Fri 22nd - Sat 23rd March 2019 once again at Brighton Racecourse.

APPLE section of CAMRA site

After the popularity of ciders, perry and wine at the 2005 festival, we've stocked a much wider range at subsequent festivals.

See below for details of some of ciders and perries, at the 2009 festival.

For more information, check out the APPLE section of the CAMRA website (opens in new window).

See below for tasting notes for the 2009 Festival selection.

2009 Festival Provisional Selection:

The Ciders

APPLEDRAM Cider W.SUSS. 7.5% Medium. Culinary and dessert varieties. Fruity, clean finish with bite.

ASHGROVE Orchard Harvest cider. HEREFS. 6.5% Medium. Cider apple varieties . Uniquely, sweetened with pear juice.

BATTLE Cider E.SUSS. 8% Medium. Culinary, dessert + cider apple varieties. Very clean and exceptionally fruity

BLAENGAWNEY Cider GLAM. 7.8% Medium. Cider apple varieties. Full and round bodied.

CHIDDINGSTONE Cider KENT 7.5% Medium-Sweet. Culinary/dessert apples. Wine-like in quality and finish.

CROSSMANS Cider SOM. 6% Sweet. Cider apple varieties. Perennially popular ciders.

GREEN VALLEY Cider DEVON 8.3% Medium. Cider apple varieties. CAMRA Cider of the Year 2008.

GWATKINS Yarlington Mill HEREFS. 7.5% Medium. SV Yarlington Mill. Once again an instant best seller!

GWATKINS Stoke Red HEREFS. 7.5% Medium. SV Stoke Red. Sumptuous, succulent, full-bodied.

GWYNT Y DDRAIG Black Dragon GLAM. 7.2% Medium-Dry. Cider apple varieties, high %age K.Black. A prize-winner in waiting!!!

HECKS Kingston Black cider SOM. 7% Medium-Dry. SV Kingston Black. Oak-fermented. CAMRA Cider of the Year 2006

HECKS Port Wine cider SOM. 6.5% Medium. SV Port Wine of Glastonbury. Oak-fermented. Vintage apple, classy cider.

JB cider W.SUSS. 7.5% Dry Cider apple varieties. Well-balanced blend, drier than most dry ciders.

JB cider W.SUSS. 7.5% Medium Cider apple varieties As above, but slightly sweetened.

JOLLY DRY cider E.SUSS. 7.5% Dry Culinary and dessert apples. What it says on the label…slightly "medicinal" flavour!

Little Red Rooster cider perry E.SUSS. 8.4% Sweet. Culinary, dessert & cider apples + pears. A well-rounded crowd pleaser

MONTGOMERY Old Monty cider POWYS 6.3% Dry. Cider apple varieties Full of traditional character.

OAKWOOD Discovery cider E.SUSS. 6.5% Org.Medium. SV Discovery. Very fruity, very easy drinking.

PORTSLADE Wild Thing cider W.SUSS. 7.2% Medium. Wildings/scrumps from the South Downs. Still working -ever popular blend.

ROSS-ON-WYE cider HEREFS. 6% Medium. Cider apple varieties - oak matured Well-balanced; for those who know their cider.

SEVERN SIDER cider GLOS. 7.4% Sweet. Cider apple varieties - whisky-casked. Big, full-bodied, very traditional.

SHEPPYS cider SOM. 6% Sweet. Cider apple varieties NCCP favourites since 1981

WINKLEIGH Autumn Scrumpy DEVON 7.5% Medium-Sweet. Culinary and dessert varieties. Apples, apples, apples.

The Perries

BROADOAK perry SOM. 6% Sweet. Perry pear varieties Liquid pear drops.

DUNKERTONS perry HEREFS. 8% Org. Medium-Sweet. Perry pear varieties. Clean, wine-like finish.

GWATKIN Oldfield Perry HEREFS. 7.5% Medium. SV Oldfield. A class act by any standards

GWYNT Y DDRAIG 2 Trees perry GLAM. 5% Medium-Dry. Perry pear varieties. Always meticulously made and aged in oak.

HECKS Blakeney Red perry SOM. 6.5% Medium-Dry. SV Blakeney Red. Oak-fermented. A sure-fire full fruit hit

OAKWOOD perry E.SUSS. 6% Org. Medium. Perry pears. Full of fruit and very easy drinking.

OLIVERS Blakeney Red perry HEREFS. 7% Medium-Dry. SV Blakeney Red. Smooth, clean and fruity.

OLIVERS Oldfield perry HEREFS. 7% Medium-Dry. SV Oldfield. Very pear-y nose lots of green flavours

ROSS -ON-WYE Circus Pear perry HEREFS. 7.5% Medium-Dry. SV Circus Pear. Whisky-casked Strong with gentle whisky notes

There will also be a selection of local wine at the festival



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