With just a week away until Father’s Day, we wanted to dedicate this blog post to all the Dads out there. And cider-in-hand, we’re sharing some thoughts on fatherhood and some thank yous to the Dads, including our own! At Apple County, Ben is both cider-maker and father. We are very proud of his achievements as award-winning cider and perry-maker but also of his role as Daddy to our son Francis. Continue reading Here’s to the Dads
There’s a growing sense of excitment at this time of year as we watch and wait as tree by tree and row by row those first dark pink buds burst open. Come and walk with us in our orchards at blossomtime.
A new addition to our cookbook shelf arrived last week. And the most exciting part is that we’re in it! The book is called Food Stories and it is the very first edition of a new seasonal recipe collection celebrating rare food brands. Continue reading Food, Glorious Food Stories
Whilst early mornings are still chilly here in Apple County, when the sun comes out, it feels deliciously warm again. Full full-blown spring seems just touching distance away. Continue reading Signs of Spring in Apple County
2015 was a big year for Apple County Cider Co. and it felt only right to mark the New Year in the orchards. A chance to express our hope for a healthy apple crop this year and more great cider to follow.
So we planned a Wassail, the first one for Apple County Cider. Continue reading Wassail!
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!
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.
We’re excited to share a taste of life at Apple County with you on our new blog. This post, we will be explaining what this special part of the world has to offer and also giving you a little insight into our lives as cider-markers.