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Somerset Cider Vinegar (Older) blogs


21/09/13 - Apple Cider Vinegar dosages

Some dosage guidelines for using Somerset Cider Vinegar. READ MORE.


12/09/13 - Apple trees need bees!

So why is our government insisting on rejecting the science behind the ban on neonicotinoids insecticides? The answer is the massive power of the agri-business lobby in both houses of parliament. READ MORE.


02/09/13 - Save the Cox’s Orange Pippin!

The Cox’s Orange Pippin is as British as roast beef and ever since it was first grown in Buckinghamshire in 1825 it was an instant hit on these islands. But sadly it seems that its days of ‘apple supremacy’ are at an end. Growers say that the younger generation want bigger, softer, sweeter apples – to me that just sounds like a long winded way of saying blander apples. READ MORE.


24/08/2013 - Cider history in Somerset

We all know that cider making has been a part of history of Somerset and the south west part of the Midlands for centuries. Roman and Norman invaders added to the reservoir of fruit stock and a labours wages (or part of them) were paid in cider in these areas until the Truck Act of 1887. READ MORE.

17/08/2013 - Big growth in number of cider apple orchards

For the first time since the 60’s more cider apple orchards are being planted in Britain than are being grubbed up. New figures, published by the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) this week demonstrate that the number of cider producers has more than doubled over the last decade (from 200 to 480 producers nationwide). READ MORE.

06/08/2013 - Rain saves crop at Somerset Cider Vinegar

The June apple drop continued right through July at Somerset Cider Vinegar but this month’s rain could go a long way towards saving the apple crop.

The unprecedented temperatures the totally unseasonable absence of rain in July resulted in applets continuing to fall from our trees in the orchards at Brent Knoll, Somerset. READ MORE

22/07/2013 - Cider Vinegar cures Acid Reflux disease

Taking Somerset Cider Vinegar daily is an effective and natural cure for acid reflux disease.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux disease is characterised by the horrible sensation stomach acid rising to the throat and oesophagus, often shortly after eating. READ MORE




1/7/2013 - Ribstock 2013

Huge congratulations must go to BBQWhiskyBeer (based at the Wargrave Arms, Marylebone, London) who where named the ‘Great British Rib Champions’ at Ribstock 2013 on Saturday 22nd June.. READ MORE


26/6/2013 - Beetroot in Cider Vinegar recipe

Everyone cooks their homegrown beetroots but discards the leaves. Here is a recipe for preparing the foliage from beetroot plants. It typically uses just the leaves but the beetroot stalks can be added as well if they are not too old. Curry aficionados may want to add fresh ginger and their favourite spices to make a spectacular bhaji dish. READ MORE


Can fungi help grow better cider apples? 14/6/13

Duncan Cameron of the University of Sheffield explains the symbiotic relationship between cider apple trees and fungil. READ MORE

Morgan Sweet rules OK - 25/5/2013

Morgan Sweet is an old Somerset apple variety that has been used in cider making within the county since at least the mid-eighteenth century. READ MORE


Carling’s ‘British Cider’ joke - 18/5/2013

So those famous cider-makers at Molson Coors have started producing a ‘British Cider’. I can’t decide which is more disingenuous; that they call it British or that they call it cider. READ MORE.

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