I grew up with two elder brothers and so my childhood TV viewing consisted of Bottom, Red Dwarf, and, of course Blackadder. The third series, set in the Regency period, with Hugh Laurie as the magnificent, bonkers Prince George, is the best. And the episode “Nob and Nobility”, about the French Revolution is pure gold: ‘Ah, le Adder Noir, come … Read More The French Connection
Well, I’m a month in as a full time, freelance cider talking person. And I’ve still got a bit of money in the bank so I’m gurning like an idiot! I am, however, entirely aware that this is the honeymoon period and that I might well not be as spritely in 3 months’ time. But, it’s already apparent that the … Read More Dribble Tests and BBC Requests: The Life of a Ciderologist
Cider For Beer Lovers
Come down to Hop, Burns and Black, one of London’s finest beer and cider emporiums, on Thursday 6th July as we explore the world of cider through the taste buds of a beer drinker.
We will be sampling some of the UK’s finest ciders, and I will talk through how they have been made and what makes them so special.
Get your tickets here.
See you next week!
10 Ciders for Summer
Britain is renowned for being the land of fish and chips, red phone boxes and bad bath. Oh, and bad weather. Well, not the week we’ve just had. Scorching temperatures day after culminated in the mercury hitting 34.5 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Farenheit for those still working in old money) last Thursday.
Phew! It’s enough to make you want to reach for a lovely cold cider. Not that cider can/should be drunk only when it’s hot, but sometimes it refreshes the parts that other drinks can’t reach. So, The Independent has brought out a list of 10 UK ciders you should be drinking. With a few wise words from The Ciderologist.
Go forth and drink cider!
Well, what an anti-climax. Apparently I, and my apple-based vocation, are of zero interest to the authorities and before I know it, I’m in Chicago. It’s my first time in this fabled city and I’m keen to see if it lives up to its Windy City billing having had resided in Windy Welly for a while – technically the windiest city in the … Read More Global Cider Tour Part 3: USA (United States of Apple-fermented-beverages)