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The debonair & dashing Travelling Gourmet TM Dr. Michael Lim
Waxes lyrical about…
Hereford CIDER and Wine from…
MERRIE olde England!
Bulmers Cider in Hereford is the world’s largest maker of Cider. Since 1885 crafting tip-top cider to quench your thirst after a hard day’s work! Alas, since 2008, it has been owned by Dutch brewer Heineken. Never mind, Bulmers excellent cider lives on, and its Museum is not to be missed. Nothing quite like a chilled glass of vitamin rich low alcohol Bulmers Cider with some Herefordshire Cheese and Pickles!
BULMERS ORIGINAL…a good balance of sharp tangy apples with sweet apples from orchards in Herefordshire, this medium-sweet cider is really good with Fish & Chips and sharp, piquant cheeses like Red Leicester with honey & caramelized onions! Another favourite is SARAH’S RED APPLE CIDER! Medium bodied, elegant and smooth taste with a bittersweet finish pleasures your palate. This showcases the true fruit taste-profile of premium Herefordshire red apples! I like to go to The Grapes in a quiet part of Hereford, which is a “garrison pub” popular with soldiers in HM Armed Forces, now owned by an Irish family. There I partake of beer, real ale plus cider and hearty “pub grub”.
ALL about Captivating CIDER! CIDER Museum
As Mr. Spock always on Star Trek, “Fascinating…” Visiting is a fascinating learning experience. You will discover just how apples are pressed and…how the golden juice is fermented to produce cider. Explore original champagne cider cellars and view cider-making equipment plus a cooper’s barrel making workshop & a vat house. The museum was a cider making factory. Marvellous collection of old English lead crystal cider glasses from the 18th century onwards intrigues. The visitor can also listen to oral history recordings. Get unique souvenirs for your loved ones in the Gift Shop from an enticing range of ciders! The Tea Room offers light refreshments.
The Cider Museum of Hereford
Hereford HR4 0EF
The Museum is open daily except Sunday from 10.30am – 4.30pm ALL YEAR including Bank Holidays
NYETIMBER Brut! NICE!
Prize winning English wine is now famous! Yes, forget Bordeaux drink Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Brut sparkling wine with 12% abv. From West Chiltington with a creamy mouthfeel and tempting notes of Yuzu lemon tarte! Zum Wohl! (German toast)
What the Hell, they started decorating for Christmas in the malla at the end of SEPTEMBER so The Travelling Gourmet TM sincerely and warmly wishes all you loyal readers —>>>
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL! Keep calm and drink CIDER & Wine! 🙂