Friday 29 November 2013

RIP Frank

Goodbye Frank, you were the epitome of British cider and loved by many. 
GK Chesterton said cider was 'the wine they drink in Paradise', enjoy every drop!
Rest in peace sir.

Frank Naish
 (1924 - 2013)

Monday 25 November 2013

Cider Days, Massachusetts, USA

The simple ideas are always the best ones, and Cider Days is no exception: its genius lying in its uncomplicated (but well organised) approach to a weekend celebrating cidermaking in traditional apple country. Its run and attended by some of the top US cidermakers but is so personable and un-industry it is cherished by everyone that goes.

Next year is the 20th annual meeting and I heartily recommend go and join in, celebrate with the best of people by drinking some of the nicest ciders the US has to offer. If you ever fancied a trip away to see New England in the autumn (it really is as stunning as its reputation) a visit that coincides with Cider Days is well worth planning.

I'm going to let the images do the talking because there are a lot of them (realistically, there are too many) but its a more effective way to convey the goings on and 'vibe' of Cider Days with a camera than it is with a keyboard.