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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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Wassail!

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 …

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