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  1. Bill

    Good to see you sharing the passion .Enjoy the new adventure ….wassail..

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  2. Chubbyone

    How does one become Beck’d? Sounds like fun:)

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    1. The Ciderologist

      One spends an inordinate amount of time with the eponymous Mr Beck in his natural environment. Quite dangerous!

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  3. Mark Walkington

    Good article …US Cider not well known in NZ …though I remember being surprised to find it existed in a Yard House restaurant in Colorado. (back in 2010) I will likely enjoy some more of your writing .. I’m a Kiwi gluten intolerant Cider drinking for 15 years – relatively rare thing is a Kiwi male cider drinker but my role gets better all the time as Peckhams conjure up more fine Ciders; I’ve harangued bars and bottle-stores for years to improve their offerings but struggle as they clearly manage to sell that sweet tripe in great quantity.

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    1. The Ciderologist

      Hi Mark. The range and quality of NZ cider grows and grows, with Peckham’s in the vanguard. I think the perception of cider as a feminine drink is changing rapidly, and you’re rapidly going be joined in the ranks by people who realise that cider is the perfect option if you are vegan and/or gluten free. Cheers Gabe

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  4. American cider is all over the map. I personally have a hard time with the acidity of East coast ciders and long for the tannic ciders I enjoyed in the UK and France. On the West coast, you are correct. We do crazy things with our cider, berries, hops, barrels and peppers. But there are some small, amazing cideries doing it right from the get go. Alpenfire especially is worth every penny. Every time I have one of their ciders, it’s like I had forgotten how good they were. You need to make Washington and Oregon a stop in the future! Also, I just brought on 2 package SKUs of Newtons Court!!

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