Apple Juicing & Cider-making demo at St Fagans

We do a popular practical demonstration of apple juicing and cider-making each year at St Fagans Food Festival at the Kennixton Farmhouse (and previously at Stryd Lydan Barn), on the St Fagans Museum of Wales site. We work alongside the incredibly knowledgeable, Gareth Beech – a Senior Curator at the Museum of Wales who is … Read more Apple Juicing & Cider-making demo at St Fagans

Cider, Cyder, Craft Cider, Seidr, Scrumpy, Fruit Cider, Real Cider, Artisan Cider – what do they all mean?!

Many different words are used to describe types of cider. This can be confusing because they often overlap in meaning and are not used in the same way by everyone. In this article, we will explain what is usually meant by each word and why it is used. We will start with the most commonly … Read more Cider, Cyder, Craft Cider, Seidr, Scrumpy, Fruit Cider, Real Cider, Artisan Cider – what do they all mean?!

Cider Taste – The “Big Three” Flavours and the importance of Balance

Cider tastes very different to apple juice, although the flavour of cider does depend upon the types of apple variety used. Cider flavour also depends on the growing conditions and the cider-making methods.  The finest ciders have a depth and complexity of flavour that can rival the finest vintage wines. Perhaps surprisingly, the alcohol in … Read more Cider Taste – The “Big Three” Flavours and the importance of Balance

Benefits of buying online local craft cider delivered to your door

Online buying of local craft cider (cyder) with delivery to your door combines the advantages of buying traditional local farm ciders with the modern convenience of online shopping and home delivery to your door. Recent trends in shopping have seen a steady move away from the traditional high street shop and towards online shopping with … Read more Benefits of buying online local craft cider delivered to your door

Cider is equally popular in women and men

Cider makes an excellent Mother’s Day gift, even though it is often, quite wrongly only thought of as a present for Father’s Day. But, unlike beer and spirits, it would be quite incorrect to think of cider only as a “man’s drink”. On the contrary, the statistics speak from themselves – in a recent survey … Read more Cider is equally popular in women and men

Cider – a Traditional Welsh Drink – Seidr Cymru

With St David’s Day approaching, minds turn to all things Welsh. It is pleasing to know that, alongside Welsh cakes and daffodils, cider-making and drinking has a long tradition in Wales and, at Vale Cider, we are proud that our farm-made award-winning contemporary craft Welsh ciders continue this heritage.  Although alcoholic drinks have been made … Read more Cider – a Traditional Welsh Drink – Seidr Cymru