World's Best Cider

World's Best Cider by Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw

Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle

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Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781906417994
Publisher: Jacqui Small
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From its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne, this is the first book to showcase the world of cider. Travelling from the Old to the New World and teaching us not only how to taste it but how to cook with it, Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw explore every aspect of this fascinating drink and the people who produce it. Here you’ll discover what Johnny Appleseed really planted, find out what the Magners’ effect is and learn why perry is a miracle drink.

Beginning in the sidrerias of Asturias, Spain, where cider has been part of the culture for thousands of years, the authors then travel north to Normandy and Brittany in France, to the famous cider regions of Somerset, the Three Counties and Wales in the UK and then across the Atlantic, to New England and Quebec where cider is being re-invented, taken out of bars and into restaurants. Presenting more than 500 ciders from both artisan makers and global brands, this original guide features in-depth explanations and tasting notes, as well as recipes for cider-based dishes, revealing all you need to know about the cider-making process, producers, and breweries across the globe.

Illustrated with hundreds of Bill Bradshaw’s inspiring and beautiful photographs, this is a story that has never before been told, one that will appeal to the cider novice and the expert alike. 

PETE BROWN makes people thirsty for a living. The author of seven books on beer, cider, pubs and why they matter, his broad, fresh approach takes in social history, cultural commentary, travel writing, personal discovery and natural history, always delivered with the humanity and wit you’d expect from a great night in the pub. His work has appeared in the UK in publications including The GuardianThe Times, the Daily Telegraph and a host of beer-themed publications, and in the US in titles including All About BeerDraft and Cidercraft. He also features regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme, and judges a range of beer, cider and pub competitions. His blog, http://petebrown.blogpsot.co.uk has global reach, and he is internationally regarded as one of the leading commentators on the vibrant craft beer scene. Pete has twice been named British Beer Writer of the Year, and is also twice winner of Fortnum & Mason Drinks Writing awards.  
Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781906417994
Size: 8.268 in x 10.63 in / 210 mm x 270 mm
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'A book to enthuse amateur and expert alike'

'Written with wit, knowledge and passion. You might even go as far as to describe Brown and Bradshaw as the Johnson and Robinson of Cider'

'A book to enthuse amateur and expert alike'

‘ The World’ s Best Cider is a brilliant and thorough guide to this misunderstood drink. For afficionados, and beginners alike it’ s exactly what’ s needed, as despite a lot of detail its refreshingly  ‘ everyman’ the  writing being  heart-warming and as full of fizz the drinks inside. This book should be printed in map form so you can take it in your car or suitcase to whichever country holds the promise of this magic beverage. The wonderful photos fill the book with a sense of history and missing teeth while adding a lot to a real feeling of accessibility which spill out of these pages. Buy it!’

'Written with wit, knowledge and passion. You might even go as far as to describe Brown and Bradshaw as the Johnson and Robinson of Cider'

‘The World’s Best Cider is a brilliant and thorough guide to this misunderstood drink. For afficionados, and beginners alike it’s exactly what’s needed, as despite a lot of detail its refreshingly  ‘everyman’ the  writing being  heart-warming and as full of fizz the drinks inside. This book should be printed in map form so you can take it in your car or suitcase to whichever country holds the promise of this magic beverage. The wonderful photos fill the book with a sense of history and missing teeth while adding a lot to a real feeling of accessibility which spill out of these pages. Buy it!’