Interview: Tasmine Fraser
Cider Review: Little Pomona - Disco Nouveau
Join hosts Gabe Cook, Grant David Hutchison and Martyn David Goodwin-Sharman as they explore the world of cider from the comfort of the Neutral Cider Hotel!
Gabe kicks off things in the game room, Grant plays Tetris with boxes in his new house and Martyn has been counting down the days for a bubble bath with Phoebe Bridgers!
In the news this week, Martyn connects with the imposter syndrome Adam Wells writes of for Malt Review, whilst Grant and Gabe bring possibly the greatest headline in the world of cider to the table. If anyone wants to take the band name ‘Pagan Journalist’ we’ll happily pass on the rights!
Our interview this week is with the wonderful Tasmine Fraser! She’s on the front line of global cider advocacy, as a member of the Cider Scene crew and especially through her own Instagram page, and after a social media post, she kickstarted the #noappleogies movement in response to sexism. The guys go through inclusivity in the industry, Tasmine’s cider, shared values and honesty, and impromptu aeroplane piloting! This episode really is, in Gabe’s words, a hoot!
Then we’re onto the tasting, and this week the guys get ready to rumble with a cider from the first guests to grace the podcast; Little Pomona! Disco Nouveau is Herefordshire cider’s answer to Beaujolais wine, bringing the rush of harvest in a fun package. It’s a great connector between the wine and cider worlds, and the guys get their skates on to dive in!
Then, it's Martyn's turn for a game and Grant is worried his losing streak will not be broken. The game is called ‘Who Gives a S**t?!’ Martyn takes the guys on a deep dive through his tasting notes, and they have to guess the maker and the cider. Join in at home and let us know your score on our socials!
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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/Editor: Scott Riggs
Music: Billy Kennedy