One of the signposts that gives me confidence to say that 2019 is the year the world gets to #rethinkcider is that there is so much bloody stuff going on. The fact that I have to extend your reading misery by doing this article over two parts is testament to the sheer number of cider events taking place this year. … Read More #Rethinkcider Part 2: FULL JUICE
My approach to writing articles on my own website is a little like my approach to my tax return – I really want to do it and gain great satisfaction when I do, but it takes a lot of energy. So I procrastinate. And then get distracted (“ooh, look, a badger…”) In this case I’ve been procrastinating for 5 months. … Read More #Rethinkcider Part 1
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!