The 21st October is a date that is indelibly inked into my diary, for 3 reasons. Firstly it is one day before my birthday; secondly it marks the date when Marty McFly and Doc Brown are due to appear (from Back to the Future II); but most importantly it marks World Apple Day. Established 25 years ago, this day marks … Read More World Apple Day
As the cider apple harvest enters full swing in the West Country, with reports of a bumper crop on the cards, it has emerged that the UK cider market is in decline. My advice to this news, and to quote Corporal Jones from Dad’s Army, is ‘Don’t Panic!’ Cider in the UK has achieved such unprecedented growth over the last … Read More Keep Calm and Drink Cider
What happens when you blend a classic English cider, a zesty, sessionable IPA and a homemade blacurrant cordial? The answer: the Ultimate Snakebite.
One of the delights of a British Bank Holiday Weekend is battling through the traffic to visit an event of some description, like an open garden or a food and drink festival, wading amongst hordes of stressed parents and rampaging children, whilst attempting to seek cover from the lashing rain. Alright, maybe this is somewhat of a stereotype, but a … Read More In Praise of Artisans: From Marcle to Moutere