Santrauka: Cider has been made in pastoral areas of Britain and north-western Europe since ancient times and the techniques of rural cider makers have survived through the centuries. This book explains the methods and traditions of the orchardist and farm cider maker as well as describing the procedures of the itinerant cidermaker with his portable mill and press. The author also discusses more modern, factory based cider production, influenced by the time honoured customs of the past, yet adapted to producing large quantities of cider for the mass consumer markets of today. Michael B. Quinion was the first Curator of Hereford Cider Museum, Britain's specialists museum of orcharding and cidermaking, which opened in 1981. He researches, writes and broadcasts on the history and evolution of English and it's freelance fieldworkers for the Oxford English Dictionary.