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Winter Wassail

And so the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day is imminently upon us once again. It’s passing has become relatively innocuous in this part of the world, except if you’re a pagan or morris dancer, but in some small pockets of the Southern Hemisphere it holds greater significance. In New Zealand, where I have been living for …

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Thirsty Work

Do you want to see The Ciderologist in action? This great film was made as part of the Thirsty Work TV series, brought to you by the one and only Yvonne Lorkin. It’s from my time with NZ craft cider pioneers, Peckham’s Cider. If you’re asked for a password, use ‘thirsty’. To find the segment …

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Drinks Biz #1

Those of you not in New Zealand might not be aware that I have been writing for Drinks Biz magazine: the leading drinks trade publication in the Country.  Here you can find a brief overview of the category I wrote for them last year.  Enjoy!