A different sort of expert

Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist

Gabe Cook* introduces us to a drink that deserves much more attention.

Here in the heart of October, across the cool, temperate climes of the northern hemisphere, there is a harvest in full flow. From Oregon to Kent to Trentino to the Mosel, the beverage produced from this crop will be purchased and consumed by millions across the planet.

From first light, mechanical harvesters and pickers are scurrying through the rows ensuring that these select varieties, each with their own unique properties and characteristics, are brought in at their peak of ripeness. A number of these varieties are so revered...