Thursday, 13 October 2011

Slow pressing

    A happy day spent wielding apples yesterday, as our two friends from the antipodes came up from London to join the fun of pressing cider.
    In fact we spent rather less time pressing cider than we might have, after a morning picking apples we cooked a rather huge veggie shepherd's pie and apple crumble which along with a bottle of the 2010 pressing left us all a little relaxed for the afternoon. Still, we managed enough juice for both cider and pasteurising, and I had the chance to blend a high-tannin wild apple with dessert apples to make what I hope will be an interesting cider.
    So I think we showed Nix & DB one of the better slices of the British rural autumn. We even had near-perfect weather, dry and temperate, neither too hot nor too cold.
    A couple of pressings down, maybe a couple more to go, I think.


  1. Down where I'm wondering?...LOL
    I know what you mean though. So tell us if last year's pressing was worth the twelve month wait. I remember you posting about what it might taste like Jenny.

    Shirley Anne xxx

  2. i forgot to mention the enormous and delicious pie in my post!

  3. You know, we really need to discuss life over some of that cider...perhaps a lot of that cider. Just need to figure out how to do it justify a rather lengthy business trip.

  4. The 2010 seems to have come out rather well. It has that pippy apple flavour, anyway.

    And pie is our speciality.

    Calie, you need to attend that conference and trade show your industry has in the Netherlands.