Ex-Aspall owner in taste debate at Oxford Farming Conference fringe event

Henry Chevallier Guild at Debenham Picture: SARAH CHAMBERS

Henry Chevallier Guild at Debenham Picture: SARAH CHAMBERS - Credit: Archant

One of the former owners of celebrated Suffolk cider, Aspall, is set to take part in a debate on the eve of the Oxford Farming Conference and and Oxford Real Farming Conference on January 2.

Henry Chevallier Guild, whose family business near Debenham was sold in January 2018, will be taking part in the Innovative Farmers Great Cider Debate.

The fringe event involves a panel of four cider producers who will discuss the different things that have been done on farm and see if people can taste the difference.

The event aims to bring all types of producers together to talk about the benefits of farmer-led research and how the decisions farmers make on farm affect the finished product.

Henry will be talking about how apple varieties, regions and growing conditions affect the drink.

The panel also includes Albert Johnson, from Ross on Wye Cider & Perry Company.