Damn Americans

I’ve lived in Texas for half of my life and am really getting concerned about the American approach to Beer and now Cider.  I posted here about how much I like Austin Eastcider’s Original Dry Cider.  But it seems American’s love to fuck with a good thing and like to add …

How Do You Like Them Apples?

So much to the dismay of both Kentucky and The Consul I continue to have a real fondness for cider.  One of the biggest problems in the USA is that cider is quite different than in England.  But every time I find a new cider I try it out.  About …

Four Musketeers

Max, Jewson, Rook and I used to list our favourite drinks. After much deliberation I conclude they are: White Russian (at Ike’s or The Boston Diner) Rusty nail (2 Whisky to 1 Drambuie) Green Chartreuse (110 proof or 55%)

Why is Cider not Sparkling in the USA?

This is something that has confounded me for twenty years. In America cider is not sparkling. Even cider that is imported directly from the UK (eg: Strongbow, Dry Blackthorn) is flat. Why is this? I’m guessing it is something to do with the sparkling wine (“champagne”) lobbyists, but I really …

An Evening of Strong Cider.

If memory serves, the night I had one too many ciders in The Swan I was drinking Moonshine Cider. The Swan is a great little pub in York and they have this rare feature of a new guest cider every month. Well I’ve always been partial to a good British …