Cider School #11: The State of UK Cider with Gabe Cook AKA ‘The Ciderologist’ (Thurs., June 18, at 5 p.m. ET)

Perhaps you know Gabe Cook from his blog, The Ciderologist, or as the author of the book, Ciderology: From History and Heritage to the Craft Cider Revolution. Maybe you’ve seen him speak at a conference or have attended an event that he’s organized, like the recent virtual worldwide cider tasting he put together. No matter how you’ve…

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The Ciderologist Speaks: In Praise of Perry

Welcome to our second installment from guest contributor, Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist (read his first article here). We’re thrilled to have such a knowledgeable and accomplished cider expert on board! I have a confession to make. I’m having an affair.   I have been wedded to cider for 15 years now. Along the way, like with…

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Communiqué from The Ciderologist: The Craft of Cider in the UK

Welcome to our newest guest contributor, Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist. We’re thrilled to have such a knowledgeable and accomplished cider expert on board! I’ve been talking, and writing, about cider for years. It’s my hobby, my passion and rather wonderfully, it’s also turned into my profession. Having worked in various guises across the cider…

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The Ciderologist Embarks on a Global Cider Tour and Hits the U.S.A. (United States of Apple)

Gabe Cook of The Ciderologist recently traveled from his home locale of Dymock on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border around the globe to embark on a multifaceted cider tour. Part three of the excursion took him to the United States, with a first stop in Chicago, and then off to serve as a judge at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry…

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Cider School

Cider School Upcoming Classes Exciting Announcement!! Ekos and Cider Culture have teamed up to create a free 4-part series called Cider Business School! It will meet on Zoom on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. The first class is Thursday, July 16, and the topic is “Operations & business management: Leveraging technology for your cider…

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4 Resources to Ramp Up Your DIY Cider Education

As much as we might wish we could take a six-month sabbatical from regular life to immerse ourselves in cider education at Cornell, Penn State Extension or The Beer & Cider Academy, alas, it isn’t realistic for many of us. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help us become better cider consumers,…

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Is it Really Time for Pumpkin Cider Already?

Just about this time every year, like clockwork, we wake up one day in mid-September and realize: Oh snap, pumpkin cider season is here again! How can that be possible when we’re still wearing tank tops and low-key debating whether to turn the AC back on or not?! Whether you love them or hate them,…

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UK Cider Sessions: Mike and Albert Johnson of Ross-On-Wye Cider and Perry Company

Hans Edwin Winzeler, a cider maker with Pennsylvania-based Ploughman Cider, is currently spending a 10-month sabbatical in Herefordshire, England. Through employment or volunteering with local producers this season, Hans is able to see firsthand what methods, techniques and practices they use. He’s also gotten to know a few of these cider makers, and he is conducting a…

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The Beer Academy Relaunches as The Beer & Cider Academy and Adds Cider Education Courses

The Beer Academy, a subsidiary of The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD), was originally founded in 2003 by a small group of beer enthusiasts and quickly attracted support from brewers, beer retailers and more. This support enabled the Academy to put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by experienced and knowledgeable individuals with a real…

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