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Good news! Two prestigious awards this year scooped for Gloucestershire.
1st for single variety cider (Dabinett) at the 2003 International competition at the Museum of Cider, Hereford.
2nd for draught dry Perry (Moorcroft / Malvern Hills) at the Big Apple Trials, Putley, Herefordshire.
Minchew's demonstrating once again that the apples of the valley hold the seeds of happiness! Wassail.
The 2000 vintage “Bottle Fermented” Perry is being hand riddled and should be available mid 2003. Watch this space! There are two varieties: Moorcroft / Malvern Hills and Taynton Squash.
We are currently investigating the potential of exporting draught cyder to the USA in the fall. Watch for confirmation.
We are looking for a facility to bottle and cork our cyders & perries. We would appreciate any correspondence on this issue.
An article on Minchew's Perry appeared in The Times newspaper on 28th December 2002, under the headline: Perry's about to go large.
“In Gloucestershire we were making bottle-conditioned, fizzy perry in the early 18th century, before Dom Perignon ever put a cork in a bottle”, says Kevin Minchew.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway launched “Track Cider”, to complement their “Rail Ale”. Track Cider is produced exclusively for GWR by Minchew's.
The old Great Western Railway spread its tracks like tentacles throughout the cider & perry producing counties of England. At the demise of steam traction on British Railways, I recall David Dimbleby presenting a TV programme entitled “Engines must not enter the potato sidings”. A retired engine driver was asked for his most memorable experience after a lifetime riding the foot plate on the “permanent way”. He recalled the blossom on the trees around Ashchurch and … the scent. Imagine leaving a murky Saltley engine shed and in less than two hours, scything through our homeland orchards.
Minchew's Real Cyders & Perry are proud to be associated with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Many fine pear trees can readily be distinguished by their conspicuous blossom in the Spring. See how many you can spot as you travel on the GWR.