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
I tell you what, New Zealand is a pretty awesome place to be during the months of February and March. Whilst the UK has been deluged by snow storms, locked in the freezer, and then left to undergo a full, sopping thaw, I have been basking in Southern Hemisphere sunshine for the last 8 weeks (smug factor dialled up to … Read More Sunny Cider Up
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
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)