Originally Posted by willk
Crystal clear and a nice clean flavour, but no singing angels. Easdale for sure if the God's shine on me. I know a trick or two, but no expert. It strikes me as good housekeeping, for the most part - fruit trees are a little like livestock. The guys who walk through them every evening seem to have the best "luck" with them
Love a bit of cider or apple juice meself!!
Met a very nice bloke in Lymington at the W/e - his family have been making cider in Shepton Mallet since 1648! They always have a stand at the Glastonbury Festival and in 1998, as an experiment, they introduced Pear Cider. The demand was so high they tried it commercially and the rest, as they say, is history. I personally prefer traditional ciders especially the flat "scrumpy" styles. There used to be a sensational bar / pub near Victoria in London called Chimes which was a specialist cider / apple juice bar with best selection in the world - food was Gamekeepers Broth / Fidget Pie etc. They would have placed orders with you Wilk! So the bloke in Lymington rather took the shine off things when he also announced that his family in 1940 introduced another experimental brand - Babycham!! Now there's a drink for you!