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Public lecture by James Crowden, author of Ciderland


James Crowden, author of Ciderland

James Crowden will talk about cider-making in the mid 17th century and the experiments which led to the evolution of the bottle-fermented sparkling process, otherwise known as the methode champenoise. Papers read to the Royal Society in 1662-63 show that the research work paid dividends many years before certain French champagne houses claim that Dom Perignon 'invented' the process.

Perry and cider will be available to sample before the talk.