With cider drinkers on the rise, we’ve put together a list of our top 12 cider influencers on twitter.
If you have an interest in finding out about new ciders, becoming more informed or generally interested in anything cider related these are the ones to follow.
Pete Brown @PeteBrownBeer
Looking forward to judging beer and cider here again this year. Get your entries in! https://t.co/9tom4y49hf
— Pete Brown (@PeteBrownBeer) February 12, 2016
Pete Brown is a British writer who specialises in making people thirsty. He is the author of five-and-a-half books (including Guide to Welsh Cider and Perry and World’s Best Cider) as well as the annual Cask Report, and numerous articles in the drinks trade and consumer press. A must follow for cider connoisseurs.
Hugh – @RealCiderReview
— Hugh (@RealCiderReview) February 13, 2016
Real Cider Reviews are just that! An Aussie cider lover giving reviews of the best craft and small-scale Real Ciders from Australia and around the world. Real Cider Reviews is all about educating people about the history of cider and techniques that craft men and women use to create real cider.
Eric West @CiderGuide
The world's best cider news. Delivered to your inbox each Friday. https://t.co/fdprjfN5vc
— Eric West (@ciderguide) November 18, 2015
Eric West is a cider enthusiast, writing for @cidercraftmag and director of the cider certification program. Originally a craft beer enthusiast he is now exclusively a cider drinker due to his gluten free diet. By following @ciderguide you can keep updated with the world’s cider news.
The Ciderologist (Gabe Cook)
Come ye, come ye. Come get your free cider tour! https://t.co/gQWqLFsWOz
— The Ciderologist (@theciderologist) September 19, 2017
Gabe has a lifetime of cider experience from growing up in the cider heartlands of Herefordshire to a decade of working within the cider industry across the world.
The Ciderologist is a global cider expert who is trying to change the way we think and drink cider.
It’s Gabe’s mission to ensure that the world understands just how rich, varied, complex and downright fabulous cider and perry can be, with as much quality as any wine, and with as much character and attitude as any craft beer.
The Cider Blog
— The Cider Blog (@TheCiderBlog) February 13, 2016
Nick Morris is a cider enthusiast, hating purely commercial ciders such as Magners his tastes lean towards ‘West Country ciders’. With his passion for cider he blogs and reviews anything cider related providing an informative and engaging outlook.
— Jim @ Real Cider (@RealCider) February 12, 2016
Real cider aims to promote the ‘real cider’ movement, presenting informal information and knowledge about everything cider related. Supporting cider makers, pubs and cider fans. Jim has become a leading UK and US blogger on everything related to cider and perry.
Bill Bradshaw @iamcider
Bill Bradshaw Photo
— Bill Bradshaw Photo (@iamcider) January 27, 2016
Bill is a cider enthusiast and evangelist who writes and contributes photography to various magazines and books on the craft cider, has had TV/radio experience and is a regular at cider/beer festivals. He recently went out on a UK mission to the USA to champion the best of craft cider production in the UK.
He’s also one half of The Cider Hunters, a new video based project examining cider cultures around the world. Catch a clip below:
— Someone, somewhere (@Cider_Mike) February 15, 2016
Cider Mike is a real cider activist, hoping to boycott commercial ciders in favour of real cider. He shares news, reviews and anything cider related great for those wanting to discover more about the cider industry. Check out his expert reviews here.
Tom Oliver @OliversCider
Beervana: The Range of Cider https://t.co/7bPmpAryiQ
— Tom Oliver (@oliverscider) February 12, 2016
Oliver’s cider is a cider and perry maker producing a selection of fine Herefordshire and Three Counties ciders and perries. Tom’s brand The Olivers have picked up gold gongs at the Royal Bath & West Show – the world’s largest and oldest cider competition – as well as GLINTCAP, the US’s biggest cider competition.
They are a great British producer to follow and one of the top artisan cider producers to look out for in 2016!
Fiona Beckett @winematcher
— Fiona Beckett (@winematcher) February 17, 2016
Guardian drinks writer Fiona Beckett is a wine paring guru, IWSC Blogger of 2014 her and the Matchingfoodandwine.com team excels and pairing different wines (as well as the odd non wine beverage such as cider or beer) with a variety of foods, ensuring the best match for each palette.
Craft Beer Rising UK
— Craft Beer Rising UK (@craftbeerriseuk) February 17, 2016
Rebranded and bigger and better than ever, CBR London 2016 is now recognised as the launch pad event in the UK’s beer calendar for new and exciting brews and is the place for beer (and cider) fans to head for the latest product launches, new recipes and innovations in the brewing world. All that, and the rare chance to meet the faces behind the brands.
Oli Haydon aka Pint Sized
Welcome to the World of Pint Sized! http://t.co/QQP3B3VvEj
— Pint Sized (@olihaydon) March 26, 2015
Pint Sized is a YouTube beer and cider community, packed with a mini-series for every facet of beer and cider out there. Featuring taste tests rants and raves, history lessons, food science and experiments. With two slick and well produced episodes a week they’re definitely one to keep an eye on.
The drinks and cider community has spoken and we can’t believe we missed the following influencers of our list. Below is why they are included:
Susanna Forbes @DrinkBritain
— Susanna Forbes (@DrinkBritain) February 22, 2016
Susanna Forbes, creator of DrinkBritain.com, a drinks tourism website, presents her love and knowledge of where to find great British drinks, discovering Britain’s, wineries, breweries and cider houses and sharing her journey.
Jessica Mason @JessicaCMason
Putting the world to rights pic.twitter.com/WjfqtwQzRn
— DRINKS MAVEN (@drinksmaven) February 25, 2016
Jessica Mason is a drinks and content editor and loves nothing more than enjoying a good beer in decent pubs.One to follow for all drink related news.
— Crafty Nectar (@CraftyNectar) February 19, 2016
Ok, we haven’t included our account in the list but it would be a shame not to toot our own trumpet. We share the latest cider news, desirable cider images and we’re helping to put craft cider on the National map.
Help us on our way as we’re quickly becoming one of the largest cider communities in the world.
Did we miss any cider influencers? Please let us know and we’ll give them a shout out. @CraftyNectar