Season’s greetings cider heads! As has been the way of 2018, I have woefully neglected this website as a place to have a good old yak to you. Come the New Year that is going to change. You see, when you write a book (Ciderology – out now and buy it here!), it takes all the stuffing out you. I … Read More Cider is for life – not just for Christmas
I currently find myself in a rather bland hotel, escaping the early onset Autumnal drizzle, supping endless flabby flat whites, whilst grabbing an hour or so between an appearance on local radio and set up at the Witcombe Cider Festival where I am curating the Craft Cider Bar. It’s all go. It’s been like that for most of the summer, … Read More The C Word
Happy World Cider Day! Yes, like you, I wasn’t brilliantly aware that the slightly spurious date of 3rd June had been allocated this honour. It is (and for once I do not jest) neatly nestled in between Chicken Rotisserie Day and Hug Your Cat Day. But, any occasion that champions the magnificent world of cider is good by me, so … Read More World Cider Day!
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