Wassail! Wassail! Wassail!

Hello All!

I was treated to a fantastic gift at the end of last year, a bottle of “Ice Cider”. I had read about it before, but never tried it, in fact, I’m pretty certain I had never seen it before, despite looking! 

Wassail seems to me to vary from late December to early Feb, but I thought it was suitably cold tonight, and the moon looked so good earlier, being a lovely thin crescent, I had to have a little taste again!

Here it is in a glass, although modern, (1987!) and yes I have photographed it before, its a glass to commemorate 100 years of cider-making by Bulmers, I know they are a mass producer, but the glass is fab! Not many of these were made, and I bought this some time ago, I particularly like the way the pop works its way right down to the bottom of the glass at a very slender part. Who says business and pleasure don’t mix, I’m reading about wassail bowls and drinking! Guess I need to go and enjoy this now, so my friends, Wassail to all of you! Here’s an old Wassail chant……

Apple tree, apple tree, we all come to wassail thee,
Bear this year and next year to bloom and to blow,
Hat fulls, cap fulls, three cornered sack fills,
Hip, Hip, Hip, hurrah,
Holler boys, holler hurrah.

All the very best! Andy.

wassail 2019


About Bibury Antiques Fair & Andy Briggs trading as Echo Antiques

Organiser of Bibury Antiques Fair. www.biburyantiquesfair.com Furniture restorer, cabinetmaker, and hobby beekeeper. Can be seen at Bibury Antiques Fair, 1st Sunday monthly April to November. Call 07977 936 882 or email biburyantiquesfair@gmail.com for details also on Twitter @AndyAntiques and @BiburyAntiques When not doing fairs I am usually restoring furniture for clients, enquiries can be made by emailing echoantiquesrestoration@gmail.com or calling my mobile, 07977 936 882. Some of my furniture which is for sale can be found on either the page marked "Furniture For Sale" or http://andybriggs.business.site/ Thanks, Andy
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3 Responses to Wassail! Wassail! Wassail!

  1. cidersays says:

    Ice cider – awesome! From what producer? Eden Specialty Cider is probably my favorite, plus they make many varieties of it, although I’ve also enjoyed probably every ice cider I’ve tried. Awesome concentrated rich flavor. With the sweetness and ABV they are perfect to have a bit with dessert.


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