And so the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day is imminently upon us once again. It’s passing has become relatively innocuous in this part of the world, except if you’re a pagan or morris dancer, but in some small pockets of the Southern Hemisphere it holds greater significance. In New Zealand, where I have been living for the last couple of years, … Read More Winter Wassail
I have been living in New Zealand for nearly a couple of years now and have had the great pleasure of residing just outside an historic village called Upper Moutere. Home to pioneering German and English families, the village and surrounding valleys have become synonymous with redoubt, dry humoured folk; and over the last few decades, artisanal producers of the … Read More Upper Moutere X Factor
Do you want to see The Ciderologist in action? This great film was made as part of the Thirsty Work TV series, brought to you by the one and only Yvonne Lorkin. It’s from my time with NZ craft cider pioneers, Peckham’s Cider. If you’re asked for a password, use ‘thirsty’. To find the segment on Peckham’s scroll along to … Read More Thirsty Work
My second article for Drinks Biz magazine, this time reporting on the quality of entrants at last year’s NZ Fruit Wine and Cider Makers Awards where I was one of the judges.
Those of you not in New Zealand might not be aware that I have been writing for Drinks Biz magazine: the leading drinks trade publication in the Country. Here you can find a brief overview of the category I wrote for them last year. Enjoy!