Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you’re sure to find a recipe that satisfies.
About the Author
Lew Nichols is the owner and operator of the Vershire Cidery in Vermont. He is co-author, with Annie Proulx, of Cider.
Annie Proulx began her writing career in the 1970s as the author of several books on country living topics, including Cider. More recently, she wrote the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Shipping News, as well as numerous short stories, magazine articles, and nonfiction books.
“…one of the most comprehensive and enduring books on the topic. [Cider] is a valuable resource not only for those attempting home bottling, but also for apple enthusiasts.” -- Gastronomica
“If you’re a cider fan – hard or sweet – or just like to experiment with beverage-making, this is a guide you’ll want to have.” — The Baltimore Sun
“It’s all there, from grafting to distilling, from applejack to vinegar.” — Washington State Grange News
“ … a straightforward, ‘user-friendly,’ step-by-step handbook … ” — Library Bookwatch