Barrels in the yard at Gwatkins, Herefordshire.
You have decided which ales you want to stock in your pub, but how do you now promote them? In a competitive market an exciting good quality range of ales can be a key tool in helping you win and keep customers, but unless you tell them what you are selling now, and in the [...]
Never remove more than 25% of fruiting wood each year. Always cut at a joint and allow the tree’s natural upward energy to feather out to its tips. The 3 Ds: remove Dead, Diseased & Damaged wood. Fruit grows from second and third year growth so aim to remove as large a piece of wood [...]
When you think of Germany, you’re unlikely to think of Cider. But the Viezstrasse (literally ‘Cider-street’) offers a cider experience so unbelievably good you’ll wonder why you’d never heard of it. Here are some facts about British cider and Germany: In Germany they have only still cider, called “Most” or “Apfelwein”, which is quite sour [...]
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. Due to recent demand of people wanting to learn how to make their own cider, we are going to help make this even easier for you. Why? [...]
Here are some photos I took of this years event. Very special as always, including the Wassailing, and guided cider tasting by Julian Temperley, as well as meeting local cider makers in this magical part of Somerset.
Community orchards are getting lots of publicity as it is a way to engage a local community, as well as benefiting the local wildlife, educating all ages into habitat management, conservation and volunteering. Also with apple trees, you will get something back at autumn time for your hard work – “Local People Growing Local Fruit“. [...]