Goodbye Christmas Steps, hello Wapping Wharf!

The time has come to raise a glass to our friends Bristol Cider Shop, at Christmas Steps and wish them as they begin a new adventure at Wapping Wharf!

They will be open for business at Wapping Wharf on Saturday 15/10/16. if you needed any more incentive to go and visit the new shop they will be holding a prize draw over our opening weekend to win vouchers to one of their famous cider tastings!

Dates of forthcoming events at the new shop – 

Cider Tasting Events

The good news is that Cider Tastings are only getting bigger and better at the new Wapping Wharf premises. There will be tastings every Friday night, cider and food matching evenings, cider dinners and ‘Meet the Producer’ sessions, as well as private tastings and events.

“Introduction to Cider”
Everything you need to know to get you started on your cider discovery! “Introduction to Cider” Tastings are open to one and all and will ease you into the world of cider gently whilst guaranteeing lots of fun! Try up to ten different ciders from traditional farmhouse scrumpy to Somerset Cider Brandy with tasting lessons and background information included. These public tastings will be held fortnightly on a Friday night (6:30-8) with the first being held on 14/10/16. Book via our website!

“Apple Day Cider Quiz!” – 21/10/16
Apple Day – The annual celebration of apples and orchards! Come and join them on Friday 21/10/16 and help us celebrate our countries most treasured fruit as we host the very first Bristol Cider Shop Cider Quiz! No difficult apple questions, no apple experts, just good apple fun! Entry is £5 which also gets you a pint of cider on arrival. Prizes for best and worst team!

“Cider and Cheese Pairing with The Bristol Cheesemonger” – 04/11/16
Ah, cider and cheese. A marriage made in heaven! We will be joining forces with local cheese expert Rosie Morgan from The Bristol Cheesemonger to discover the most harmonious pairings. And you are invited! Could it be Montgomery Cheddar and a Somerset medium dry? What about Stinking Bishop and Morgan Sweet? Join us and find out!

“Somerset vs Herefordshire – The Battle of the Apples” – 18/11/16
Since the dawn of cider making there has always been a very healthy (very British) competitiveness amongst cider makers from different counties. After decades of tensions building, two giants of Cider are getting together to battle it out as Bristol Cider Shop attempts to answer the age old question… Which is better; Somerset or Herefordshire Cider? With two very special guest producers joining us we will spend the evening drinking and debating. Let’s get ready to rumble!

“Festive Fun” – 2/12/16
Begin the Christmas period with a  nice, warm glass of mulled cider and some sweet treats. Our festive themed cider tasting will celebrate some proper winter ciders with some great suggestions of what to have on your table this Christmas. There may even be a Christmas Cracker in it as long as you’re not on the naughty list…

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