The Independent Newspaper Features Dunkertons in 12 Best Perries in an article posted 11th April 2015 online. The author of the article sampled a variety of perries produced in the UK and France to give you their favourites.
Made from fermented pears, Perry has been common for centuries in England, particularly in the Three Counties (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) as well as in parts of South Wales and France, especially Normandy and Anjou. The history of perry making in the UK can be traced back to before the 15th century with various references to perry in English literature.
In 1597, herbalist John Gerard glorified the popular drink, saying, “Wine made of the juice of Peares, called in English Perry, is soluble, purgeth those that are not accustomed to drink thereof; notwithstanding it is as wholesome a drinke being taken in small quantities as wine; it comforteth and warmeth the stomacke, and causeth a good digestion.”
Perry pear trees can live to a great age and can be fully productive for 250 years. Back in 2005 we planted avenues of Moorcroft and Thorn for future generations of perry drinkers and we have added 150 more tress of differing varieties such as Yellow Huffcap, Judge Amphlett, Green Horse to name a few.
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