Real Perry is made in a similar way to cider, but whereas cider is made from apples, perry is made from special varieties of pears. As with cider, inferior versions are only available in the majority of pubs – the current craze is to call it ‘pear cider’; real perry would never stoop so low! Real perry, like real cider, is an excellent drink and worth seeking out.
This section of the website will attempt to explain all aspects of real cider and perry:
- What Is Real Cider & Perry – Definitions of real cider, perry, scrumpy and apple wine
- Pears and Perry Through The Ages – Gillian Grafton’s History of Pear Growing and Perry Making in the UK
- Perry Pear Varieties – a discussion of the varieties of pears which are or have been used for the production of perry.
- Cider & Perry Links – A list of cider-related websites