Cider – the indigenous drink of the West Country


Forget Diamond White ‘cider’ concoctions. You can practically taste the orchard in a bottle of real cider. Small Somerset farms like Sheppy’s have been making real cider for almost two hundred years. This short film follows the farm through their year’s work of pruning, growing, harvesting, fermenting and bottling. The narration is by James Crowden who has been described, quite rightly, as the ‘Poet Laureate of Cider’.