Henry Weston’s Vintage Rose review – “Character and nature, in a slightly thin body” (8.25/10).

Henry Weston’s Vintage Rose review – “Character and nature, in a slightly thin body” (8.25/10). The Good “Consistent branding”. “Good backstory”. “Informative bottle”. “Fairly practical”. “Good woodiness”. “Natural flavour”. “Natural aftertaste”. “Smooth”. “Session-able”. “Natural smell”.   The Bad “Not well-balanced”. “Acidity too strong”. “Carbonation too light”. “Thin mouthfeel”. “Expensive”. “No dryness”. “Smell not floral”. “Sweetness […]

Live longer – Ingredients for long life – by Ben Hattrell (My new ebook out May 1st !!!)

Live longer – Ingredients for long life – by Ben Hattrell (My new ebook out May 1st !!!) Perhaps you are missing my cider review posts. Perhaps not. Either way I am now going to write something totally different. My new ebook titled “Live longer – Ingredients for long life”. Release date : My new […]

Blackthorn Reserve cider review “Harsh and unbalanced. Traits present, but in anarchy” – (5.5/10).

Blackthorn Reserve cider review “Harsh and unbalanced. Traits present, but in anarchy” – (5.5/10). The Good “Sweetness present, as promised”. “Light carbonation, as promised”. “Great price”. “Some acidity present”. “Full flavoured”. “Fairly practical”.   The Bad “Thin mouthfeel”. “Taste not natural”. “Too much sweetness”. “Acidity too strong”. “Dryness too harsh”. “Unbalanced”. “No bottle backstory”. “You […]

Wyld Wood Organic cider review “Fruity, Natural, and Full-bodied” – (7.5/10).

Wyld Wood Organic cider review “Fruity, Natural, and Full-bodied” – (7.5/10). The Good “Smooth smell”. “Natural smell”. “Pleasant full-bodied nature, in taste and aftertaste”. “Persistently pleasant aftertaste”. “Medium level of dryness, as would be expected from a good Herefordshire cider”. “Nice, subtle tang”. The Bad “Slight bitterness, lack of sweetness or carbonation”. “Brand doesn’t advertise […]

Henry Westons Medium Dry “Organic” cider review – “Woody and tangy. Distinctive, but not exceptional” (9.25/10).

Henry Westons Medium Dry “Organic” cider review “Woody and tangy. Distinctive, but not exceptional”- (9.25/10). The Good “Lots of woody character”. “Distinctive USP”. “Good value”. “Practical”. “Helpful bottle design and backstory”. “Distinctive orange label”. “Plenty of tang”. “Woody and natural smell”. “Natural taste”. “Well balanced, as promised”. “Some natural sweetness”. “Delightful medium mouthfeel”. “Full flavour […]