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Cider Vat
25-05-2022

Types of cider: Traditional vs Session

Non-cider drinkers may be forgiven for assuming that cider is a drink with little variety or nuance, however as we at Sandford and our cider-literate customers know, that couldn’t be… Read more »

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Cider Can Being Opened
26-04-2022

Cider: Everything you need to know

Cider is typically synonymous with the Southwest regions of the UK and summers spent by the beach, at festivals or in the pub. However, the origins of cider go back… Read more »

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The History of Cider
25-04-2022

The History of Cider

Have you ever cracked open a bottle of Sandford Orchards cider and wondered about the history of this wonderful drink? You’re not alone – we are often asked about the… Read more »

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01-12-2020

The Dark Arts Of Blending Our Latest Triple Variety Fine Cider

Y.D.B. Three Is The Magic Number Principle Cidermaker Andy May explains the art of blending our new triple variety fine cider. Harvest is just wrapping up here. You have no… Read more »

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27-10-2020

Fermenting Away In A Hall Full Of Cider

Fermenting Away In A Hall Full Of Cider, With Dave Rowe – Head of Cellar. It’s no secret that we are all apple obsessed at Sandford Orchards, and although apple… Read more »

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29-07-2020

Meet The Cider Makers

Meet The Cider Makers We’re always talking about our ciders and the apples that go into them but we seldom shine a light onto the people who make it all… Read more »

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How To Make Mulled Cider
17-10-2019

How To Make Mulled Cider

How To Make Mulled Apple Cider Here’s something to warm your cockles; two of our favourite, quick and simple, mulled cider recipes. A Bit Of History First Though… Mulled cider… Read more »

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Garry
25-09-2019

Dear Barry – Your Cider Making Problems Solved

Dear Barry – Your Cider Making Problems Solved A Light-Hearted Guide To Cider Making By Barry Butterfield A problem shared. Gary: So how do you make cider then? Me: Well, I squash… Read more »

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Cider Not From Concentrate
06-08-2019

Cider Not From Concentrate

Making Cider Not From Concentrate If I spend the whole time banging on about trusting your palate and not caring less about production if it doesn’t improve flavour – then… Read more »

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Rib Tickler Cider With Exeter Chiefs Rugby Players
17-05-2019

Rib Tickler Cider: From Rugby Pitch To Cider Press

The Tale of Rib Tickler Cider: From Rugby Pitch To Cider Press I’m around 14 yards from the try-line, the defending team are crouched and hungry. The referee eyes the… Read more »

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