This week I ran another round of my Cider Courses with the Beer and Cider Academy in London. These are not courses on how to make cider – there are other people, such as Peter Mitchell, who do that thoroughly and professionally. No, my courses seek to address what I consider to be the major problem within the UK cider … Read More The Ciderologist’s View #2: We Need to Talk about Cider
I don’t expect any sympathy, but it’s bloomin’ busy being The Ciderologist (“yeah, tough life Gabe” I hear you say). I certainly don’t bemoan the fact that I am a full time voice for cider – it’s lush. No, the challenge, wonderfully, is that such is the speed and volume of cider news emerging from all over the world, I … Read More The Ciderologist’s View #1
The First of May marks the beginning of Summer in the old Gaelic cultures, a tradition widely known as Beltane. And where better to celebrate this ancient May Day ceremony than atop May Hill itself, iconic landmark of the Gloucestershire countryside, former Iron Age hill fort, ley line intersection and epicentre of the Perry Pear Universe. Readily identifiable by … Read More May Day! May Day!
I tell you what, New Zealand is a pretty awesome place to be during the months of February and March. Whilst the UK has been deluged by snow storms, locked in the freezer, and then left to undergo a full, sopping thaw, I have been basking in Southern Hemisphere sunshine for the last 8 weeks (smug factor dialled up to … Read More Sunny Cider Up