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)
So, eleven years of appreciating, drinking, making and championing cider culminates in this moment – it’s time for The Ciderologist to go BIG! Come and join me for the ride. Wassail!
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