Gabe Cook aka 'The Ciderologist'. Gabe has a passion for cider and perry which has enabled him to work across the cider industry for the last decade, in the UK, New Zealand and now all around the world.
He has worked for all sizes and types of cider maker, from a traditional farmhouse producer, all the way up to the world's largest. Along the way he has made cider, developed cider, advocated cider and judged at National and International cider competitions across 3 continents. Including presenting a bottle of cider to the Queen. You could say, Gabe knows his apples. Read more here...
Gabe is a global consultant, writer, broadcaster and educator on all matters cider. Making it his mission to celebrate the heritage, diversity and innovation within the cider category. He believes that cider can have as much finesse and elegance as any wine and as much boldness and character as any craft beer and he wants the world to know!
Gabe is thrilled to be a part of The New Zealand Cider Festival 2018 and is excited to see all the fabulous cider makers in Nelson in November.
"Cider is undergoing a global renaissance, but it's not being driven by markets with old, established cultures, like the UK or France. It is being driven by 'New World' nations, such as the USA, Australia and, of course, New Zealand. Although lacking a longstanding cider heritage and tradition, New Zealand more than makes up for this with innovation, expert wine making and brewing skill and some good old Kiwi entrepreneurialism. As a result, some of the most exciting, clever and tasty ciders in the world are being produced right here in Aotearoa."
-Gabe Cook ‘The Ciderologist’