Who is Real Cider?

Well, it’s one person with a passion for apples, Jim Callender.

Jim’s philosophy of the site is to promote and evangelise cider in a community that allows the informal sharing of information and knowledge about everything cider related. He has quickly built up a strong reputation to become the leading blogger in the UK to focus on everything related to cider and perry.

Cider Tasting

Real Cider's founder, Jim at Weston's

When ever Jim talks to friends about cider there seems to be a couple of things that always come up – how little people know about cider, and when prompted it’s the little apple that lights up in Jim’s eyes when he starts to talk about his passion for all things appley!

“When I first met Jim I was quickly introduced to the wonders of ciders and apples. His passion has grown to become this site, along with the growing popularity of cider” Fiona Callender

This site is not for profit, it’s about the passion for apples only, hopefully getting encouragement from other cider fans about everything appley.

Aims of the Real Cider web site

It was not long ago that the apple orchards of the UK were under a real threat of extinction. Thankfully, in an ironic way mass produced ‘ciders’ such as Strongbow and other mass produced ciders led the way in encouraging more people to drink real cider again.

To promote the appreciation of cider in the following ways:

  • To support and promote local producers selling good quality, sustainably produced cider
  • Provide information for newcomers to cider about what makes it so special, the history, production process, etc
  • Providing a forum for people to talk about cider
  • Recommendations from the cider man, Jim himself in regular video casts and blog posts
  • Provide information on individual cider varieties: where the cider is from, which apples make it, what it tastes like, how much it cost and where to get it from
  • A place for producers to promote their ciders
  • Lots of useful info about ciders and apples from Jim and the members of the Real Cider community, that’s you! Get involved!

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