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English cider, apples, and consumption 2020

Discussion in 'Personal' started by armandine2, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter


    They say we're not been drinking enough cider this year - and the poor growing year for apples has not offset the lack of demand. My bottle of Chaplin and Cork's tasted pretty good last night, wouldn't want to see the demise of the cider makers.
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Sadly I used to enjoy a pint or two of Cider but a few years back my digestive system decided that it no longer liked it. Just one mouthful is enough to give me tremendous indigestion/heartburn. Tried pear cider and that did the same. Even alcoholic ginger beer has the same effect (but weirdly non alcoholic doesn't). I can also drink apple juice without ill effect! Go figure.
  3. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    I think the main problem is for the small cider makers who rely on supplying pubs with draught cider rather than the larger makers who bottle or can it.
  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Same here, blazer. Tbh, I went right off it when I was pregnant 38 years ago but occasionally had a glass if we were in Cider Country. The last few times it has given me hellish heartburn unrelated to the quantity consumed so I've not drunk it for years now.
  5. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    as a fruit I guess apples are a little limited on the preserving front - apart from cider?
  6. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    I thought this was a new problem caused by restrictions on pubs due to covid, but a quick internet search shows the cider apple oversupply problem has been going on for several years
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Yet, judging by the pubs and shops Cider has never been so popular.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Is that a variation of Magners?
  9. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    Marketing directed at millenials.
  10. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    I see the firm is based in Dublin - but Somerset gets the apples credit

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