What is the course about?
This course explains the history of cider in Britain, how it is made, what affects the flavour and the opportunity to taste and describe a selection of ciders. You will be taught by Christine Cryne, a Master Trainer, Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and Accredited European Beer Consumers Union Judge.
What will we cover?
• How cider came to Britain
• The role of cider in people’s lives over the years.
• How cider is made
• The different apple varieties used in cider and what role they play in the taste
• Tasting session covering five ciders.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• State how cider is made
• List the different cider apples and their individual impact on a cider’s flavour
• Both in group discussion and in teams, use this knowledge to describe the ciders tasted.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is a mix of interaction and practical tastings. There is no work outside the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no other costs. You need to bring a pen and, although there will be a handout, you are welcome to bring along youir own paper to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are two courses on beer:
British Royalty and its ales and beers (Friday 2nd June): British royalty has always liked its beer right from the Plantagenet Kings paying their soldiers in ale. This training session will give you a chance to taste what sort of beer they would have drunk over the ages.
A trip around the world in beer (Friday 7 July): Beer is the globe’s third favourite drink after water and tea. Although there are plenty of tastes in common, this session will show you why it’s the differences that make beer really interesting.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details