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Knowing Cider & Perry styles 

Pommelier and drinks educator Jane Peyton takes us on a journey through orchards and methods of production in this guide on knowing cider and perry styles. Jane explores the variety of styles including families of ciders (tannic, acidic, ciders with fruits, flower, spices), production methods – single variety, blends, keeving, back-sweetening, ice cider, and formats such as kegged, cider in a box, bottle conditioned, Pétillant Naturel, Traditional Method and a look at perry.  

Jane Peyton

Author and drinks educator, Jane, is a broadcaster, pub expert, writer, public speaker, and founder of the School of Booze drinks consultancy and corporate events production company. 

Cider blending & maturation: Pt. 1

A CAMRA Learn & Discover video guide

In this 2 part series on cider blending and maturation, Bill Bradshaw guides us through a series of conversations with some of the foremost blenders at the zenith of the cider-makers craft. The kind of ciders that find us at the bottom of an empty glass, savouring the moment and dreaming of what led us there. This series features Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider, founders of Little Pomona cider, James and Susanna Forbes, founders of Find and Foster fine ciders, Mat and Polly Hilton and retired biochemist, cider maker and veteran of Long Ashton Research Station (the National Fruit and Cider Institute), Andrew Lea. (This video features robust language in praise of cider).

Jane Peyton

Author, drinks educator, broadcaster, pub expert, writer, public speaker, and School of Booze  


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