Cider is one of the world’s oldest drinks, with a heritage dating back at least 2,000 years. It has formed an integral part of the landscape, economy and culture of many rural parts of the UK for centuries.
Both beer and cider now face a new change in drinking landscape of Britain – the rise of ‘craft’ and modern, discerning drinkers with different needs, habits and spending opportunities.
Now is the time for CAMRA to produce a cider guide that sheds light on the incredible diversity that exists within cider in the UK today
This is the most exciting time in history to be a cider drinker. Steeped in centuries of tradition, and informing the landscape, economy and culture across swathes of Britain, changes to production methods and drinking habits over the last 60 years have turned the cider world on its head. This storied drink is now embarking on an intrepid journey, but to navigate that journey you need a guide.
Acclaimed cider expert, Gabe Cook, celebrates the full diversity of styles, flavours and occasions that cider can provide, whilst also showcasing the best of cider making talent from across these Isles. This book is a reflection of what cider looks like in this modern age, where it has come from, and what has informed the trends that are being experienced now. It is a look at the challenges and opportunities that will influence cider’s ability to innovate and grow.
Britain is blessed with so much heritage, which we desperately need to conserve, but also wonderful innovation, fun and boundary-pushing boldness. There truly is a cider for everyone.
About The Author
With 15 years of experience working in the cider industry, Gabe is leading the charge for a cider revolution. AKA ‘the Ciderologist‘ Gabe is the leading international writer, broadcaster, educator, broadcaster and consultant on all matters cider.
Resident cider expert for C4’s Sunday Brunch. Gabe also chairs a number of international cider competitions and has created and led numerous campaigns, events and publications.