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Winter Warmers In Festive Flavours!

It’s been a busy time in the orchards, harvesting this year’s beautiful apples & Winter has crept up on us! Here at Apple County, Winter means our precious fresh juice is brought into the barn. But, it’s far from hibernating! It’s at this point that we add the winemaker’s yeast & it begins its slow, cold, maturing first fermentation process, for a minimum of 6 months.

Every single harvest is different in the life of a cider farm, so whilst next year’s scrumptious ciders are safely bubbling away, we can come in from the orchards and turn our attention to the wintery warmth that our cider can bring. Curling up with a good book, by the fire, with a mug of smooth, comforting mulled cider is something we look forward to every year! Continue reading Winter Warmers In Festive Flavours!

Lifting the Golden Fork for Wales!

Great Taste awards are a big deal for food and drink producers.   You can’t bluff your way through based on reputation.  You can’t hide behind the best looking packaging.  Great Taste awards are blind-tasted, and judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates as belong to a host of food critics, chefs, cooks, expert producers, food writers and journalists. Continue reading Lifting the Golden Fork for Wales!

Craft and Graft – Making Cider at Apple County

Cider-making is an honest mix of craft and graft. You need patience, and a meticulous approach to quality. Working on a farm in all weathers, a sense of humour often helps too. But blue-skied blossom days, or observing a quiet smile and nod of appreciation when someone tastes your product, provide immense reward.

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