National Apple Day had cider fans celebrating this week.
I joined in the spirit of the autumnal event with a short UK break in Herefordshire, following a newly launched Cider Circuit [pictured above] of orchards and producers.
It was great to be on assignment and having a change of scene in a safe, socially distanced way before new lockdowns loom.
Here’s a flavour of the feature:
Cider has been part of Herefordshire’s rural heritage since medieval times with local cider first exported to London in the 17th century as a fashionable alternative to wine.
In recent years, the cider market has been dominated by big brands, mass production and the rise of fruit-flavoured ciders
But a new generation of cider makers is now taking over, moving away from the cloudy-scrumpy-and-sandals image in favour of a premium product.
Read the full article in the i newspaper here.