Every cider producer starts somewhere, and if you have surplus apples in your garden and fancy trying your hand at making some real cider, you’ve already made your first step. Though the prospect might seem complex and daunting, despite your enthusiasm, but you don’t need lots of expensive equipment or even a huge amount of […]
Today sees the start of the English apple season with the most popular varieties starting to appear in shops across the country. Autumn is ushered in with the apple harvest and this year’s crop is ‘outstanding’ thanks to the early spring and excellent summer weather. This year’s crop is available 3 to 4 weeks ahead […]
In honour of Apple Day this year, Bristol Cider Shop will once again be reviving the ancient tradition of apple rolling! Saturday 18th October 2014, from 2pm. As always, the event is held on Christmas Steps, which is one of the oldest parts of Bristol, and is where many people believe that cider was invented. […]
Do you have an apple tree but can’t use all your apples? Please consider sharing your surplus apples and pears with other members of the Real Cider community.
To celebrate our 400th member on our Facebook page, and also now over 5000 followers on Twitter we are running a competition to win a Wood Watch from Jord. Simply enter your details in our form on Facebook, there is no question. Simple. Enter the competition here >> Just received a wood watch from @woodwatches_com […]
We always like receiving updates from fruit growers and cider makers on their crops especially as Somerset was under water for months this year. No one really knows the full damage that has been caused by the orchards standing in floods. Fruit trees certainly are not suited to wetland habitats. Flooding – or even prolonged water-logging […]
A Study by The Telegraph finds a single pint of cider contains almost as much sugar as the World Health Organisation recommends should be an average person’s daily limit. Heres the link to the Telegraph article. Ciders that are in this report are syrup or concentrated sugar made on a industrial scale like Strongbow, Magners or […]
So as the sun shines reliably longer, and people emerge from the winter hibernation with a thirst for tasting last years pressings of apples.. We want to guide you to the golden stuff with a collection of our favourite and new REAL cider and perry events this Summer. Reading Beer and Cider Festival including National Cider […]