A UK-based, global cider expert has launched a plan to host the world’s biggest ever cider tasting session, online, next month. Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, has decided to create the event, to be held on Saturday 2nd May, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to help cider lovers combat the isolation the lockdown is causing.
Mr Cook plans to host the interactive cider tasting and talking session via his @ciderologist Instagram channel at 8pm UK time (GMT+1) and is inviting cider makers and drinkers from all over the globe to join him on the broadcast. Cider makers from as far afield as Australia, USA, Norway, Brazil, Japan, and New Zealand have already signed up and will be chatting live on screen. “Cider is an incredibly social drink with a great community all over the world” said Gabe. “Like many people, I’m trying to find ways to keep that connectivity alive in these tough times and thought it would be fun to try something that has never been done before.”
Mr Cook is encouraging people to join the live broadcast with a glass of their favourite tipple, and to state where they are in the world and what they are drinking, before he then guides the viewers in a giant, collective ‘cheers!’ “I’m going to try and say cheers in the language of every participant of the broadcast, but I may need to brush up on my Norwegian!” Gabe said.
Mr Cook hopes that this global first will bring a dose of much needed fun during these challenging times and will showcase the amazing array of global cider styles out there. He goes on to say, “There is nothing better than sharing a quality cider in the company of friends, so I hope this tasting can bring us all a little closer together and help us all be able to make some new friends, too.”
Gabe Cook – The Ciderologist:
– Website: www.theciderologist.com
– Insta/FB: @ciderologist
– +44 7393 210 311
World’s Biggest Cider Tasting Instructions:
– Saturday 2nd May 8pm UK (GMT+1)
– Tune in via @ciderologist Instagram channel
– Anyone can join the broadcast
– Bring a cider!