Is Cider the most misunderstood of British drinks? It’s certainly the most underrated. Author and poet James Crowden writes beautifully about a drink that has been at the heart of country life for hundreds of years. His latest book, Cider Country: How an Ancient Craft Became a Way of Life traces cider’s mystical history and timeless, optimistic present, through the voices of modern-day makers keeping ancient traditions alive. Spanning centuries and continents, Cider Country tells the story of our country through the culture, craft and consumption of our most iconic rural drink. As James shares wonderful words and images, we’ll accompany them with a tasting of some of the best ciders being made in South Wales and Herefordshire.