Cider Hard and Sweet NEW 2nd Edition
History, traditions and making your own. By: Ben Watson.
Drinking fresh, or "sweet," cider in the fall is an American tradition. And recent years have seen the resurgence of "hard" (alcoholic) cider-once the drink of choice in England and the Americas-after decades of obscurity.
In Cider, Hard and Sweet, Ben Watson explores the cultural and historical roots of cider. He introduces us to the different styles of cider-including draft, farmhouse, French, New England, and sparkling, as well as apple wine, applejack, and cider vinegar-and gives complete instructions on how to make them at home with a minimum of time and equipment. This book is sure to interest not only apple aficionados, but anyone who appreciates good food and drink and the cultural traditions that surround and inform them.