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Neutral Cider Hotel

Gabe Cook, Grant Hutchison and Martyn Goodwin-Sharman

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Join hosts Gabe Cook (Cider expert, author), Grant Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit drummer. Cider distributor) and Martyn Goodwin-Sharman (Cider writer) on their weekly podcast where they engage in boisterous discussions on cider, music and life. They’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest news and trends happening in the cider industry and chat with fascinating people from the worlds of cider, entertainment, journalism and more. They’ll also sample new and interesting ciders and give you an hone ...
 
Based in Australia, but globally minded, Drinks Adventures is an entertaining podcast covering the world of fine drinks. Wine lover? Craft beer fan? Drink whisky, bourbon, cognac or rum? Or maybe it's gin or vodka or mezcal you're into? Drinks Adventures covers all these drinks and more: Japanese sake, cider, tequila, champagne, cocktails... we could go on! Listen in as host James Atkinson interviews some of the world's biggest names in craft brewing, winemaking and distilling, along with so ...
 
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