I'm a cider drinker
- Julian Barnes | Biddenden Cider
Talking cider with Julian Barnes and Jane Peyton. We’re back and we’re feeling good! The first all new FoodTalk Show kicks off with Sue Nelson as usual and her co-presenter Jane Peyton, one of the UK’s leading experts on beer and cider. It’s just as well as the first guest is Julian Barnes whose family own Biddenden Vineyard which has been in operation since 1969 making wine and a good range of still and sparkling ciders.
Jane insists that cider should be drunk in a wine glass and Sue is really keen on their Special Reserve strong dark cider fermented and matured in oak whisky casks. She’s also brought along a bottle of ‘ice’ cider made in Devon for Jane to taste. Will she like it?
They also discuss the merits of making cider from the Red Love apple which is pink inside, not white and naturally produces a beautiful blush coloured cider. Really? All that and Sue reveals which US president used to drink a tankard of cider every day for breakfast. Probably not something that is recommended although he did live until the ripe old age of 90!