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Cider and perry are enjoying a boom, but today’s new generation of cider enthusiasts want to do more than just drink cider.

As sales of small-scale…mills and presses show, they want to try making cider for themselves. They also want to explore cider country – to drink in legendary cider pubs and learn more about orchards and apple varieties. The Naked Guide to Cider is a new kind of cider book for a new generation of cider lovers. It is a guide book, but not like a CAMRA guide. “The Naked Guide to Cider” will introduce cider lovers to the history and culture of their favorite tipple, and demonstrate, in vivid detail and with clear step-by-step instructions, how to make their own cider.

At the same time it will help people to explore cider country, showing where they can stay and where they can drink, buy or learn about cider. Maps and directions are of course included. “The Naked Guide to Cider” will be down to earth, funny, informative and inspiring. It will have the ‘warts and all’ quality of an independent guide, but it will promote cider and perry passionately and argue strongly in favour of the local and organic.

Buy the book on Amazon

Here is our regular monthly collection of cider links, from newspapers, food web sites that we find with interesting content, and  articles that appear in our RSS feed tagged “Cider”

These articles are hand picked issues and topics that are of interest to cider producers, publicans and cider fans.

A busy month thanks to a record harvest of apple across the UK, and a increased public interest in all things appley.

Here is December’s collection:

Here is our regular monthly collection of cider links, from newspapers, food web sites that we find with interesting content, and  articles that appear in our RSS feed tagged “Cider”

These articles are hand picked issues and topics that are of interest to cider producers, publicans and cider fans.

A busy month thanks to a record harvest of apple across the UK, and a increased public interest in all things appley.

Here is October’s collection:

Welsh cider maker, orchard grower and author Bill Bleasdale launches his new book “How to grow and make cider”.

Bill has been making cider and growing apple trees on his six acre small holding near Llanidloes for some years now.

The book consists of 30 page of hand drawn illustrations of orchards, tree planting and cider making, as well as fun characters. I can imagine something which all the family will enjoy reading and learning from.

This is a great introduction into the world of growing your own apples and making cider or perry. It covers the basic principles for tree and orchard care, cider making principles and the equipment you’ll need.

Some words from the author:

The book is based on my practical experience with apples and cider, says Bill.

It is 36 pages of words and pictures packed with all the information that one needs to grow apples and pears and turn them into cider, perry or juice. I’ve been told it’s rather amusing.

I’m on a mission to persuade land owners of the economic and environmental benefits of planting fruit trees. I’ve been involved in the planting of ten acres of orchards around Llanidloes in the last couple of years, and I am looking to plant more trees to supply my burgeoning cider business

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

Here is our regular monthly collection of cider links, from newspapers, food web sites that we find with interesting content, and  articles that appear in our RSS feed tagged “Cider”

These articles are hand picked issues and topics that are of interest to cider producers, publicans and cider fans.

A busy month thanks to a record harvest of apple across the UK, and a increased public interest in all things appley.

Here is October’s collection:

Here is our regular monthly collection of cider links, from newspapers, food web sites that we find with interesting content, and  articles that appear in our RSS feed tagged “Cider”

These articles are hand picked issues and topics that are of interest to cider producers, publicans and cider fans.

A quieter month than most, perhaps due to this being the start of the busy apple and pear harvesting season.

Here is September’s collection: