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Lorrainelovesplants

pershore's facilities

Im booked to go to the CPA again in Sept for a follow up Cider making course (very expensive, but Im not paying), and I thought to visit Pershore's juice & cider making facilities.  Anyone been?
Its a man called Richard Toft who is in charge, I beleive.  And I cant help but think the name is familiar and I dont know why.
bodger

We've been and Richard is a very nice chap. You should learn a lot.
Lorrainelovesplants

Is he okay with an impromptu visit?  Im aiming to tie it in with going on this course?
bodger

If the course is a Pershore, then it may very well take place in and around the facilities and Richard I presume is actually taking the course anyway. I'd ring ahead and have a word with him. We found him very helpful but best make sure before barging in unannounced.
Lorrainelovesplants

No the course is with Peter Mitchell.
bodger

Those two don't get on too well. I'll tell you about it later.
CasperF

I did a two day course with Peter Mitchell - it was very in depth but tended to lean more towards the mass commercial style of cider making. He likes to add yeast to the juice and it is heavily monitored - not so much freedom allowed for natural cider and 'suck and see' producers.

I do like those ciders which vary every year and are not too 'same' in taste. Otherwise, may as well have a can of strongbow!

Having said that, I'll be attending the week long course the following september
CasperF

He also looks like a very tall Ian Hislop  
Lorrainelovesplants

Ive been on Peter's first course - this second one is being paid for as part of my redundancy deal (or I wouldnt be going).  I agree he's very commercial, and thats not really the way I want to go, but Ill learn something whilst Im there.
Im very tempted to make an app and go and visit Pershore.  Im sure I'd learn a lot just be viewing their facilities.
Im about to spend nearly 2K on a new cider building.

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