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The C Word

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 …

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Global Cider Tour Part 3: USA (United States of Apple-fermented-beverages)

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 …

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Global Cider Tour Part 2: Cyclone Cook invades NZ

Australia doesn’t want me to leave.  Quite literally.  I am held up at Sydney airport whilst the most gargantuan downpour breaks the heat that has been building all day.  All operations stop whilst the threat of the electrical storm passes.  When we finally get into Wellington, via a mildly sphincter-relaxing, turbulence rock’n’roller, my bag is …

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