Cider with Rosie – A crush course in cider making

Enjoy a glass of apple juice? A little cider perhaps? Sharpen up your cooking with cider vinegar? Then go along to Aylsham Town Hall and find out how easy and enjoyable it is to make all three of these wonderful, life-enhancing elixirs.

Father and daughter David and Rosie Warren, from Aylsham, will kick off the Aylsham Food Festival by demonstrating the art of cider-making – accompanied by Norfolk folk musician and cartoonist, Tony Hall on melodeon.

Bring your own apples for crushing and sample fresh apple juice, or David’s home-made scrumpy, or buy from the barrel. Theyuse Bramleys but are always on the look-out for other types to add flavour – so just what is that old tree in the garden?

You’ll be encouraged to taste the fresh-run juice – kids always love this bit – and discover how, in just a few months, the juice will turn into a very drinkable cider.
It’s a great way of using those apples from that old tree in the garden that usually get left for the blackbirds.

David has been making cider for about 12 years, learning from his mistakes and enjoying being part of a process that is at least 500 years old - and very little has changed.

Recommended viewing on You Tube: The Wurzels 2007 Official Video and from Slow Food Aylsham chairman Pat Prekopp, Normal for Norfolk: The Cidermakers.

Friday 28 September, 6.30 – 8pm, Aylsham Town Hall, Ticket £1, at the door.