Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cider with Molly


So, there I was, roaming disconsolately around 'History Live!' the new wizzy and slightly queasy name for English Heritage's Festival of History at Kelmarsh. Why do they do this? It's like the English Tourist Board now being 'Enjoy England'. Yes, I will, thankyou. Anyway, I wandered about under the lowering skies, looking at Roman soldiers on their iPhones, chatting up WWII nurses doing each other's hair and generally feeling glum at the lack of light for my pictures when 'lo!', I walked into the beer tent and saw this on the bar. Now I don't normally drink the fruit of the apple, but how could I resist this? Quite apart from my well known penchant (in certain select quarters at least) for white on red polka dots, I just loved the design. It took me a while to get to the small print, but '100% cider apples' and 'Herefordshire' did it for me too. So what's it like? Let's put it like this. Come Christmas I want a reasonable quantity stowed in the cellars of Ashley Towers. As it says on the label: 'Well rounded, medium, still.' Thankyou to Celtic Marches who made it and designed the label- just for me it would appear. 

6 comments:

Philip Wilkinson said...

Suddenly, cider seems to be everywhere. I tend to be suspicious of these new-fangled brands (all those designer beers that seem to be trying a bit too hard, for instance), but how could one resist this? Make mine a crate.

Hong said...

Great!

Gin G said...

I loved this post and share your feeling about the New History. It seems everything in the U.S. is labeled 'historic" this, that and the other thing. Loved the cell phone comment, and I think Thundering Molly sounds wonderfully fun to try! I hope Santa has you on his list!

Elizabeth said...

I have drunk this cider and I can say in hushed tones that it tasted like sinking your teeth into a cider apple. It was so lovely it made me weep.

Elizabeth said...

I have drunk this cider and I can say in hushed tones that it tasted like sinking your teeth into a cider apple. It was so lovely it made me weep.

Thud said...

Some of my cider here may or may not end up as apple brandy, which may or may not be rather tasty, if ever in my vicinity you are welcome to sample...if it exists that is!