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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn: A Photo Diary.

As the leaves turn and it gets colder outside, it can only mean one thing - Autumn. In this post, we say goodbye to a wet summer - even though it yielded a bounty crop - and welcome the cozy embrace of Autumn.But before we fully immerse ourselves in the new season and all that comes with it (mulled cider!), let's take a moment to relish the final days of evening sunshine and greenery. Join us on a short stroll through Viking Irish Drinks Orchard and Vineyard with Callie, our dog!

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Weather: Our peak summer months of July and August had little or no rain to account for and relatively light winds. September started off the same as the previous two months however we had our fair share of rain between the 9th – 12th. Orchards: Our orchards are in decent condition with a very large crop of most apples; Katy, James Greeves, Greensleeves, some Boskop and early Bramley’s have been picked. Most of these are blended with blackberry and mulberry for next year’s Harvest Blush. The serious business of our cider apples will begin next week when we pick Kingston Black, Vicky, Browns, Jersey Foxwhelps, Sweet Alfred and some more Bramley for that hit of malic acid which is important...

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Viking Irish Drinks Midsummer Offer!

To celebrate Midsummer, Viking Irish Drinks has a special offer for you. Buy a Mixed Case of Cider - 12 bottles - and you will be entered into a draw to win a Viking Irish Drinks merchandise hamper.  Cheers to enjoying cider season in style!  Included in the merchandise hamper is a Viking Irish Drinks branded t-shirt, beanie hat and peaked cap from Waterford company, Kustom Workwear.  Viking Irish Drinks Mixed Cider Case At the heart of Viking Irish Drinks is three unique craft ciders, all of which are based on old-farm style recipes. Including:  Medium Dry Orchard Cuvée - Viking Irish Drinks first-ever cider.  Harvest Blush - our best-seller!  Hop-It - Ireland's first HOP flavoured cider.  SHOP MIDSUMMER OFFER Cider Tasting Notes ORCHARD CUVÉE TASTING NOTE Mild Dry...

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