By now I’m sure many of you will have seen photos, videos and articles about this year’s wassail, and if you’ve now lost a raincoat in a blazing inferno and have singed half your beard, you may have even participated in one yourself. I’ve decided to wait until now to wax lyrical about this time-honoured tradition, as the 17th January is Old Twelvey – the true Pagan … Read More Wassail!
Autumn 2016 marks a milestone in my cider life. 10 years ago, as a young, callow, non-furry-lipped chap, I visited Broome Farm, Ross-on-Wye, to see my friend, and legendary cider maker, Mike Johnson. I had been travelling the globe for 8 months and was in serious need of a fix of proper Herefordshire farmhouse cider. What happened next was a … Read More Whanau, Whenua & Whakapapa
Dear cider afficionados (and those who have accidentally found themselves here – welcome!) My profuse apologies for the lack of commentary over the last few weeks. I’ve been preoccupied with quite a challenge: learning a new craft. I’ve worked in the cider (and latterly wine) industry for the last 9 years. Making, and/or talking about, alcohol is the ridiculously fun … Read More Have Cider, Will Travel