Cider Making

Cider Making

by Michael B. Quinion
     
 

Cider has been made in pastoral areas of Britain and north-western Europe since ancient times and the techniques of rural cider makers are still in use today. This book explains the methods and traditions of the rustic orchardist and farm cider maker and describes the procedures of the travelling Victorian with his portable cider mill and press. The author also… See more details below

Overview

Cider has been made in pastoral areas of Britain and north-western Europe since ancient times and the techniques of rural cider makers are still in use today. This book explains the methods and traditions of the rustic orchardist and farm cider maker and describes the procedures of the travelling Victorian with his portable cider mill and press. The author also discusses modern, factory-based cider production, influenced by the time-honoured customs of the past, yet adapted to producing large quantities of cider for the mass consumer markets of the twentieth century.

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From the Publisher
"This slender 32-page paperback, with its newspaper-quality black-and-white photos and no-nonsense layout, provides an overview of this age-old craft. The book explains the techniques and traditions of the rustic orchardists of Britain and northwestern Europe. Not exactly a how-to book; it's more of a genteel discussion of a fine traditional rural handcraft." -Renaissance Magazine (August 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852636145
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Series:
Shire Library
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
829,077
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Quinion was the first Curator of the Museum of Cider at Hereford, Britain's specialist museum of orcharding and cidermaking. As well as supervising the development of the museum, he organised a broad programme of research into the history and technology of cidermaking, including conversations with over six hundred farm cidermakers past and present. Michael Quinion was previously a BBC radio producer and later ran a business creating audio-visual programmes for heritage sites. After leaving the Museum he co-founded a national consultancy in heritage development, Touchstone, for which he continues to work as a freelancer. His other main interests are lexicography and computer programming.

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