How to Taste Cider

Taste is the most important quality of a cider.  If we want to compare and discuss ciders it is important to make a thorough tasting assessment. We will start by briefly considering what senses we use when tasting cider and then look at how to go about doing a tasting of several ciders. The senses we use … Read more

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