Apples, Pears and all things pome and the libations they make!
These books make excellent gifts!
Let your honey know today, what you would like tomorrow.
Tom Buford’s book below as mentioned in episode 056: Chuck Shelton | Albermarle Ciderworks, Virginia. It won the 2014 American Horticulture Book Award.
Dorset Cider review as mentioned in 053: Michelle McGrath | Executive Director United States Association of Cider Makers
A book’s feel and look can provide clues to readers before the cover is open. Dorset Cider; With An Excursion To The New Forest (2014) by Alan Stone is such a book. The brilliant cover photo of sunlight piercing into what one can assume to be an apple orchard says, “Come hither. Bring a glass. There is a journey ahead.”
What the book lacks in copyediting, read: lots of typos, is easily offset informative guide to cider in this region. With 157 pages, this paperback book is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to Dorset with chapters on “The Place of Dorset in Cider History”. Part 2 provides over twenty-one individual interviews with Dorset makers and how to purchase their cider along with a list of local pubs, attractions and events. The last section is called “And An Excursion into the New Forest” highlighting a cidery located in New Forest National Park.
Enthusiasts will be excited to know that a unique characteristic of the United Kingdom’s cider scene is how it is packaged. Cider can be found in bottles as it is here in the US, and also in Bag-in-Box sizes of 3 liters (3+ quarts), 5L (1+ gallon) and 20L (5+ gallons). Dorset Cider is a treasure trove for cider geeks on the history of this region, making it an excellent choice for a holiday gift.
Dorset Cider And an Excursion to the New Forest (2014) Stone, A. Published by somersethistory.co.uk
Craft Cider Making, by Andrew Lea as mentioned in my Chat with Hugh McKellar going live on December 14, 2016
059: Cider Books for Holiday Gift Giving w/ Real Cider Reviews
The Art of Cidermaking, by Paul Correnty
Mentioned in 046: Going to CiderDays | Insider Tips, Massachusetts
The author Paul Correnty regularly attends CiderDays and use to be the Chef for the Cider Dinner held each year at this US cider fest, known as the longest running cider event in the states.
The New Cider Makers Handbook, by Claude Jolicoeur
Listen to Episode 016: John Bunker | Super Chilly Farm, Maine
The following three books are mentioned in John’s chats
1. Apple to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home, by April White
2. Not Far From the Tree: A Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo Maine, by John Bunker
3. Wild Apples, by
World’s Best Cider, by Pete Brown and photos by Bill Bradshaw
Listen to Episode 021: Bill Bradshaw | Bradshaw Photography, UK
Cider: The practical guide to growing apples and making cider, by Bill Brashaw
The Guide to Welsh Perry and Cider, Pete Brown
Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider, by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols
Mentioned in chat 043: Sebastian Lousada | Flag Hill Farm, VT
Sebastian considers this one of the best cider books written! The authors both use to live near Flag Hill. Lew Nichols still does.
Empire of Booze, by Henry Jeffreys as mentioned in in my Chat with Hugh McKellar going live on December 14, 2016