Now you can ask me a question directly to help you learn or discover anything you wanted to ask about enjoying cider or perry – at www.formspring.me/realcider.

This is a way to get answers from me – Jim Callender – the founder or the Real Cider community.

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5 Comments

  1. Hi James,

    I got into cider through an older friend who I volunteered with on Conservation projects in the west country going back almost 10 years ago now. I recently led the same project in Somerset – http://www.real-cider.co.uk/weekend-orchard-management/

    Before this I studied at the Uni. of West England – Bristol – where you can now find a fantastic selection of local food and drink.

    I am very passionate about traditional countryside practices – which cider making is one of. Sustainable management of orchards for human consumption and enjoyment! as well as benefiting wildlife.

    Cider is a fantastic drink as it is one of the oldest drinks enjoyed in England. Mentioned in Anglo Saxon times – http://www.real-cider.co.uk/history/. It is also vegan, gluten free and produced using carefully crafted methods. It’s also been revelealed as one of the most ecological drinks on the mass market, compared to carbon emissions for other production of alcoholic beverages – http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/aug/31/alcoholic-drink-environmental-impact-worst

    Since I have founded the Real Cider web site in February 2009 I have had the pleasure to deal with some fantastic people – cider producers, publicans and drinkers – all as passionate as me about the good stuff.

    So you can see there are many reasons!

    Cheers and Wassail!

  2. How did you get into cider?

  3. Hi James,

    I got into cider through an older friend who I volunteered with on Conservation projects in the west country going back almost 10 years ago now. I recently led the same project in Somerset – http://www.real-cider.co.uk/weekend-orchard-management/

    Before this I studied at the Uni. of West England – Bristol – where you can now find a fantastic selection of local food and drink.

    I am very passionate about traditional countryside practices – which cider making is one of. Sustainable management of orchards for human consumption and enjoyment! as well as benefiting wildlife.

    Cider is a fantastic drink as it is one of the oldest drinks enjoyed in England. Mentioned in Anglo Saxon times – http://www.real-cider.co.uk/history/. It is also vegan, gluten free and produced using carefully crafted methods. It's also been revelealed as one of the most ecological drinks on the mass market, compared to carbon emissions for other production of alcoholic beverages – http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/aug/31/alcoholic-drink-environmental-impact-worst

    Since I have founded the Real Cider web site in February 2009 I have had the pleasure to deal with some fantastic people – cider producers, publicans and drinkers – all as passionate as me about the good stuff.

    So you can see there are many reasons!

    Cheers and Wassail!

  4. caroline

    Quels sont les pays n'ayant pas accès au cidre de glace et ayant un potentiel de marché?

  5. Translated to English: “Which countries are without access Cider thanks and have a potential market?”

    Perhaps worth checking out the countries listed on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cider The list the most comprehensive list of different types of cider styles.

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