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5 drinks from my first Thanksgiving

Posted on 13th Jan 2015 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Henry's Travels

Cider – or ciderkin as it was referred to in the day, was listed alongside Cheate bread and Butter on the "Bill of Fare" for the Plimoth Plantation 1627 Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims. Conjecture remains as to exactly what this liquid really was, but cider was at the heart of Thanksgiving meals for many a long year since. Much has changed, both in drinking habits in the US, and the celebration itself; so given that, plus the fact we were in wine country, I have no issue swerving from the history books in my drinks choice.
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My First Thanksgiving

Posted on 29th Dec 2014 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Henry's Travels

When it transpired that a recent trip to California (almost) coincided with Thanksgiving, it didn’t take much persuading for us to delay our return and expose ourselves to a holiday we have heard of, but outside of the US, most of us know little about.
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Cyder at Christmas!

Posted on 19th Dec 2014 by Polly Robinson in Cook & Eat

Make your Christmas a far more British affair this year. Switch your Cava for Cru and Zinfandel for Cyder this Christmas.
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My 5 Favourite Ciders From New York Cider Week 2014

Posted on 2nd Dec 2014 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Henry's Travels

When I head out on my travels my radar is open right from touchdown for what I’m going to write about. It usually takes a week or so to pull a list together, but on this trip I was absolutely swamped with choices – all of them worthy of making it on. Here, after great deliberation, are my top 5 from this year’s Cider Week.
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We ♥ The Big Apple

Posted on 28th Nov 2014 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Henry's Travels

If I were to tell you that New York’s nickname “The Big Apple” has nothing actually to do with apples you may not be surprised – you may even already know that. If you don’t, it’s a term that came from the racecourses that were all around New York in the first half of the 20th Century.
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Six weeks to Christmas - time to get pickling!

Posted on 12th Nov 2014 by Polly Robinson in Cook & Eat

Pickled Onions are a staple of Christmas feasting. Perfect for Christmas leftovers and late night suppers of cheese and biscuits. But who said pickled onions all taste the same? We’ve developed some of our own tried and tested recipes for pickled onions.
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