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Great Ciders of the World

Friday, May 24 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

$51 – $89
Cider Class


11 available
Premium Ticket$89Comes with our sommelier-level tasting kit. Complimentary ticket insurance is included.
11 available
Insured Ticket$69Comes with ticket insurance, allowing the student to reschedule.
11 available
Discount Ticket$51Great option if you don't need ticket insurance. Maximum of four tickets per group.

All around the world, the public’s taste for fermented cider has been growing more rapidly than at any time in the past 150 years. From farmhouse ciders in France to Gallician Cidres in Spain to cideries popping up right here in Philadelphia, this tasting class is a love letter to the world of cider and a fascinating peek behind the beverage.

Taught by our resident cider maker, his passion for cider is obvious. In this richly informative and entertaining cider class, Keith Wallace explores the cultural and historical roots of cider. Students will come away with a profound sense of the importance and history of cider both here and around the world.

Keith also introduces you to its different styles during class: draft, farmhouse, Basque, French, New England, and sparkling. You’ll be tasting some extraordinary ciders during this two-hour class. For the aspiring cidermaker, this class includes great information on apple varieties, cidermaking basics, barrel fermentation.

This class is an essential guide to understanding today’s cider resurgence. From its rich history to it newest incarnations, students will gain insight into one of North America’s oldest fermented drinks. This tasting class captures the wide world of cider and the under-appreciated-but-almighty apple.

Tasting Sheets from Previous Cider Classes

August 2018

1. Aval (Brittany, France)

2. Eric Bordelet ‘Authentique’ Perry (Normandy, France)

1. Isastegi Sagardo (Basque, Spain)

1. Fuchshof Most (Konstanz-Dingelsdorf, Germany)

2. Heck’s Traditional (Somerset, England)

1. Ploughman “Lupulin Lummox” (Pennsylvania, USA)

2. Hermit Thrush Brattlebeer (Vermont, USA)

1. Oyster River Winegrowers “Wildman” (Maine, USA)

June 2017

  • Domaine Dupont Cidre Dupont Réserve
  • B. Nektar Meadery Whiskey Barrel Zombie Killer
  • Tandem Ciders Smackintosh
  • Finnriver Farm & Cidery Lavender Black Currant
  • Txopinondo Sagarnoa
  • Domaine de Kervéguen Cuvée Carpe Diem Prestige
  • Bordatto Basa Jaun
  • Sea Cider Wild English


Friday, May 24
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$51 – $89
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Keith Wallace