10 of the best Cider Gifts this Christmas
Crafty Nectar Blog
by James Waddington
1y ago
The Christmas decorations have gone up in shops, and the Christmas songs are out in full force, it's official the Christmas countdown has begun.  From searching for the perfect gift for a cider lover, hosting festive dinners, or planning your menu for the special day, cider is the drink that provides the perfect opportunity to fresh, exciting alternative to beer or wine.  Here’s our guide to the finding perfect cider gift set this Christmas, a gift for friends and family, or perhaps the perfect hint to ensure you get what you want this Christmas! 1) Monthly Cider Subscription (3, 6 o ..read more
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10 of the best Cider Gift Ideas this Christmas
Crafty Nectar Blog
by James Waddington
2y ago
 If you’re looking for a special something for a cider lover this Christmas, look no further than our cider gift set range. The Christmas decorations have gone up in shops, and the Christmas songs are out in full force, it's official the Christmas countdown has begun.  Here’s our guide to the finding perfect cider gift set this Christmas, a gift for friends and family, or perhaps the perfect hint to ensure you get what you want this Christmas! 1) Monthly Cider Subscription (3, 6 or 12 bottles)  A Crafty Nectar box is a gift that keeps on giving month after month. No shopping ce ..read more
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The Cider World According To Elizabeth Pegler
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by Ed Calvert
2y ago
WHERE ARE YOU BASED? WHY HERE?  London, as the Orchard Project's mission is to bring orchards into our cities, for people, planet, and wildlife   DESCRIBE YOUR CIDER CO IN 3 WORDS...  Community, Sustainability, Charity   WHAT MAKES YOUR CIDERS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?  Our Local Fox ciders are made from fruit that otherwise would have gone to waste, traditionally-pressed by volunteers within London. All of our profits are channelled back into our community orchards, via tools and training for local community members. WHAT IS THE KEY TO PRODUCING GOOD CIDER/PERRY?&nbs ..read more
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The Cider World According To Han Barton of Kniveton Cider
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by Ed Calvert
2y ago
WHERE ARE YOU BASED? WHY HERE?  Kniveton near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, this is where we live and we use local apples   DESCRIBE YOUR CIDER CO IN 3 WORDS...  circular, eco-friendly, local   WHAT MAKES YOUR CIDERS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?  Clean, balanced, Eastern Counties   WHAT IS THE KEY TO PRODUCING GOOD CIDER/PERRY?  Time, patience, passion, don't be afraid of chucking stuff away if its not 100% right. Tasting, tasting, then taste again before blending.   WHAT ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGES YOU FACE AS A CIDER-MAKER?  Lack of time! Unknowledgea ..read more
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THE CIDER WORLD ACCORDING TO MATILDA TEMPERLEY OF BURROW HILL
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by Ed Calvert
2y ago
WHERE ARE YOU BASED? WHY HERE? South Somerset   DESCRIBE YOUR CIDER CO IN 3 WORDS... innovative, traditional, inspiring   WHAT MAKES YOUR CIDERS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD? At Burrow Hill we have championed the diversification of the cider industry making only 100% pure juice ciders on our farm. We have been making single variety bottle fermented cider for over 30 years and ice for cider for around twenty years. We also have the first commercial cider distilling license in the UK and are the only cider makers making Somerset Cider Brandy. WHAT IS THE KEY TO PRODUCING GOOD CIDER/PERRY ..read more
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Cider Keg Guide: 8 Draught Ciders Leading the Craft Revolution!
Crafty Nectar Blog
by James Waddington
2y ago
What’s better than a bottle of quality craft cider? A whole keg, of course! Because let’s be honest – there’s nothing worse than being in the mood for a nice cider, only to find out that you’re all out. To help fellow cider enthusiasts navigate around this (honestly quite annoying) problem, we’ve created a guide of 8 ciders of different types that are leading the craft revolution in their own way. And naturally, all these are available in kegs, too! West Country Cider on Keg West Country Ciders are known for the classic cider apples which give a uniquely bold and complex flavour that we love ..read more
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Top 10 Cider Gift Sets: The Cider Lovers Guide
Crafty Nectar Blog
by James Waddington
2y ago
Let’s cut to the chase – there’s no better gift for a cider enthusiast than a carefully curated box of cider and pairings. Or better yet, experiences related to cider, like tours or tasting events! Sure, getting a pair of socks or perhaps a book can be a very useful gift, but how can it even be compared with our beloved golden nectar ;) But picking the right cider gift can be challenging, especially with so many quality ciders in the market. Add in pairings to the mix and you’re looking at quite literally a million different combinations to choose from. So which one should you pick? Which cide ..read more
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The Ultimate Craft Cider Advent Calendar - Tasting Notes
Crafty Nectar Blog
by James Waddington
2y ago
Welcome to the Cider Advent Calendar 2020 Tasting notes, here you will find a brief intro to the cider and the cider makers themselves. We hope you enjoy each of the unique tasting ciders and have a very Merry Christmas.   1. The Newt No.1 Kingston Black 7.4% ABV   Around the time that Hadspen House (now the Newt) was built, the finest quality cyders were preferred to champagne by sniffy Somerset gentry who knew their tipple. The Newts cyders are made with 100% apple juice, using a state-of-the-art Cyder Press and Cyder Cellar, and advanced cold-press processes. Known as the “King ..read more
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The Easy Guide to Fine Cider
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by James Finch
2y ago
The Easy Guide to Fine Cider Let us start by taking a trip back in time. We’re going back to the late 17th century and our destination is Herefordshire. I’d like you to imagine you are a rather affluent individual attending a lavish banquet where you expect there to be several toasts to good health amongst other things. Well, it may surprise you to know that the beautifully intricate glass you hold with its elaborate engraving contains cider (or perhaps perry). That’s right…during this period cider and perry were the drink of choice for high society. But why? Fine Cider - Back to the fut ..read more
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Cider Keg Guide: 8 Ciders Leading the Craft Revolution!
Crafty Nectar Blog
by James Waddington
2y ago
What’s better than a bottle of quality craft cider? A whole keg, of course! Because let’s be honest – there’s nothing worse than being in the mood for a nice cider, only to find out that you’re all out. To help fellow cider enthusiasts navigate around this (honestly quite annoying) problem, we’ve created a guide of 8 ciders of different types that are leading the craft revolution in their own way. And naturally, all these are available in kegs, too! West Country Cider on Keg West Country Ciders are known for the classic cider apples which give a uniquely bold and complex flavour that we love ..read more
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