The English apple season is now in full swing, and the residents of Hereford are raising their glasses in tribute to the noble fruit. Herefordshire, 220 km west of London, has a 350-year-old tradition of cidermaking and is renowned for its blossom-filled orchards. Out of the 5 million hectoliters of cider produced in Britain each year, more than 65% comes from Herefordshire. "If you take the apple out of Herefordshire, you take away its economy, its character, its heart," says Margaret Thompson, director of the Hereford Cider Museum. On Oct. 15-16, over 1,000 people are expected to descend on the...
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