Join hosts Gabe Cook, Grant Hutchison and Martyn Goodwin-Sharman through these turbulent times by checking in to the Covid-free Neutral Cider Hotel!
The guys go through blending cider, buying houses and an off the cuff discussion of apple varieties.
In the news, Gabe kicks off things with some bad news about this year’s The Big Apple event in Herefordshire, whilst discussing his pie selection and fingering process. Martyn then humbly brings up his own writing for Graftwood as “news,” before delving into the journalistic mecca that is Bridport & Lyme Regis News for some cider-sciencetory! Finally, there’s a deep discussion on the etymology of the word “cheers”, featuring the worst impression of a gay icon from a half-cut Martyn.
This week’s interview is the boy’s first trip out of the UK! Connecting with a wonderful duo in their home all the way in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the US, the Neutral Cider Hotel is proud to host Autumn Stoscheck and Ezra Sherman of Eve’s Cidery. An orchard-based cidery with a focus on organic farming and minimal intervention, their drinks are always stunning and the boys dive into deep conversation straight away. Moving through every subject in fine cider, from terroir and sense of place, self-taught banjo players, the difficulties of innovation and child labour in the name of art.
The guys then sample Eve’s Cidery’s DeRidder after the conversation, and what a tasting it is. A 750ml wonder, a Pet Nat style cider made with stolen apples (scrumpy to the English!), hear the boys honest reaction and try to keep up with their pace. Drinking game this week, try and finish the bottle as quick as Martyn for a wild 5 minute ride!
Finally, they go through the listener’s questions, featuring a new generation of drinkers, craft-kegged cider, Martyn’s pissed eyesight and the art blending in cider, featuring even more praise for DeRidder!
Quote of the episode: “Well that’s what scrumpy does to a man.” - Martyn Goodwin-Sharman
Gabe wrote a book: Ciderology
Grant has a cider business: Re:Stalk
Martyn loves to talk about cider: CiderShit
The Rest of The Team:
Executive Producer: Scott Riggs
Editor: Scott Riggs
Music: Billy Kennedy
Token American: Scott Riggs