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Real Cider Taste Grading

How can the taste of real cider be graded? Well one way is according to sweetness/dryness as is done for advising customers at the camra Great British Beer Festival GBBF = Very Sweet Cider = Sweet Cider = Medium Sweet … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons International Festival

Wetherspoons international real-ale festival J D Wetherspoon, the big national pub chain is advertising it’s international real ale festival from 27th March – 14th April with “Imported beers and ciders” but inside the situation is extremely disappointing: The only real … Continue reading

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What cider makers are talking about

Over on the ukcider cider community discussion group the same old topics keep coming around again, but each time with a seasonal variation and a new mixture of personalities. I thought I’d do a quick round up of current threads. … Continue reading

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Real Cider

ukcider has a working definition of real cider which focusses on the ingredients. The biggest difference between craft ciders and industrial ciders such as strongbow, magners and blackthorn is in the juice content. It stands to reason really, that something … Continue reading

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Jungle Juice cider and Hartlands Perry win gold

CAMRA announce the winners: The National Champions 2007 are: Cider: West Croft Janet’s Jungle Juice, Somerset Perry: Hartlands, Gloucestershire The Harris family of Brent Knoll in Somerset have been producing cider since 1994 and source their fruit locally. In 1997 … Continue reading

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Changing the system

The idea of trying to get CAMRA to reverse the recently amended bad definition of real cider put me in mind me of this cartoon by Hugh MacLeod According to my sources, a motion was passed that shows how little … Continue reading

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