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!
New Zealand Cider Festival 2017
A Right Royal Showcase!
Last week saw the Royal Bath and West Show take place in Shepton Mallet. One of the finest rural events in the land, it is also home to the Great British Cider Championships. I was most kindly invited by the organising committee to judge the International Championships, alongside famed drinks writer and cider maker, Susanna Forbes. My judging this category was most apt since I had not long returned from my global jaunt (stay tuned for the next blog!) plus we were joined by 3 separate groups of cider makers and orchardists from the USA during the show.
The standard of products was amazing as ever. Congrats to Angry Orchard for taking out the top prize!