Cider is an alcoholic drink made by fermenting apples. I’m particularly fond of good proper cider (i.e. not the sacchirine-infused Strongbow type). I often go by the name ciderpunx online (I like punk rock too). I went through a phase a couple of years back of publishing cider reviews and have now resuscitated the habit. More recent reviews are marked up with the hreview microformat.
Recent cider pics
Why drink cider?
- Locally made cider has a low Carbon Footprint, so its not as bad for the environment as wine, which usually has to be shipped to the UK
- Drinking real cider helps preserve the UK's biodiversity and countryside, vicariously. There are about 1,000 apple species in the UK, many of which are grown just to make cider.
- Cider, being high in antioxidents, may be good for your health, your mileage may vary.
- Cider makes you more attractive, intelligent and witty. OK, I made that one up.