Hi, my name is Alan and I am the Retail Manager at Dunkertons Cider. I look after all matters relating to the shop plus its related social media and blog posts.
I joined Dunkertons one day before we launched the shop on 31st August and have enjoyed every minute, being involved with this wonderful company.
My background has always involved my love of organic food and drink in some form, whether it be as a trained Sommelier, specialising in organic wines or for my love of organic cheese, with my Guild of Fine Foods Cheese-Masters Diploma. At home, I only eat and drink organic wherever possible, it is my passion!
I specifically enjoy meeting all the people who come into the shop, being able to suggest food pairings with our different Ciders and Perry. One of my favourite matches is the Godminster Organic Vintage Cheddar, paired with our delicate, lively Organic Perry! Or, the lush baked Golden Cenarth Mini matched with our lively yet soft, Vintage! Truly, a match made in heaven.
I always find it a revelation to see people’s faces when they try our organic cider for the first time, especially when they have only ever tasted the more popular mass manufactured brand names we see in every supermarket.
When customers ask me which is my favourite, there is but one choice, for me, it is our still version of Browns that is my favourite Dunkertons Cider…vivacious and complex, it has that burst of green apple sharpness that hits the sides of your tongue, followed quickly with the full apple taste impact that leaves a residual sweetness on the palate, wanting you to take just that one extra sip!
We really are, all about the apple and deep into flavour here at Dunkertons and if you are yet to be convinced, why not visit the shop where either myself, or one of our two retail assistants, Trevor and Ian, can help enlighten you too!