Cider styles explained

Cider apples red and green

Gabe Cook leads us by the hand into his specialist territory, by a slightly circuitous route.

Close your eyes and imagine a classic (pre-COVID) scenario. You enter a pub, saunter up to the bar and are greeted with a dazzling display of drinks. It’s magical, like being an overgrown child in giant sweet shop. Behind the bar is a fabulous array of spirits from all corners of the globe – manifold craft gins with botanicals ranging from baobab to meadowsweet; the purest, crystal-clear vodkas; enticing, tawny-coloured rums; and the finest, opulent whiskies and whiskeys.

If beer is your preference, then...