Category Archives: craft cider

Commemorative Olympic Ciders?

Attention has been drawn to a certain Yorkshire brewery making a specially named “Medal Pursuit” Ale. Yorkshire brewery’s Olympic Medal Pursuit So it got us wondering if there are any Olympic themed commemorative ciders or perry planned or on sale already? … Continue reading

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Making Craft Cider – A Ciderist’s Guide

A new book on cider making has been published, called “Making Craft Cider – A Ciderist’s Guide” Here’s the blurb: Cider has recently seen a surge of popularity both in versions produced by large breweries and by small producers and … Continue reading

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Watered Down Cider Definition

The new definition of cider for customs and excise purposes is to allow cider and perry to be sold as such with as little as 35% juice content, and possibly even less if the original juice is high gravity. The … Continue reading

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Helford Creek Cyder

Helford Creek Cyder Originally uploaded by AndyRob I bought this bottle of Helford Creek Cyder in the Costcutter shop at Carnon Downs in Cornwall on the way between Truro and Falmouth. At £3.99 I didn’t know whether to expect a … Continue reading

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Cider is Apple Wine

Two unrelated provocations cause me to blog about the nature of cider and where it belongs related to other beverages. The first is a resurfacing of the old strategic conflict as to whether it’s worth putting an effort into attempting … Continue reading

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Craft Cider Making by Andrew Lea

Craft Cider Making by Andrew Lea Longstanding cider making guru on UKCider Andrew Lea who once worked at Long Ashton Cider Research station has a new book out, called simply “Craft Cider Making“. Andrew dispenses valuable cider wisdom to beginners … Continue reading

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Open letter to NACM

Dear Nick, ukcider is a community of 500+ people appreciative of craft cider and perry. We claim amongst our midst a substantial minority of members who are actively involved in the production of real cider and perry on a small … Continue reading

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