Now that term I can understand. I think it even evolved from 'Saxon' - anyhow it seems to refer to protestant English of even low-land Scots.
I had never heard before. 'the roast beefs'? Anyhow no more offensive than 'Frogs.' the world is full of national and racial insults based on what people eat or drink. - "gastro-nationalism" Limey's Seems to me RosMouton would have even better. Mutton eaters!
(grog)it was abolished the Royal Navy has been downgraded to a few dozen ships so it can't have been all bad
Hey, when you are out of port for so many months you' d drink anything.
Not commented on are MEADS!
One thing I might concede to the English are the cider apples and hopefully the attempt to conserve old scions such as Brameleys Seedling, Cox's Orange Pippin* Ashmeads Kernel, Ashton Brown Jersey and of course many crab apples.
Most of these came from the British Isles. One up for you! For cider, a mix is best- you want to get some sugar, acidity, and tannins.
Some common examples are: Sweet: Fuji Gala Baldwin Braeburn Roxbury Russet
Acidic: McIntosh Northern Spy Winesap
Tannic: Cortland Cox's Orange Pippin
A good link would be http://extension.wsu.edu/maritimefruit/ ... Chart.aspx
Worse yet the British have the quinces as well but I rarely see anything offered as a drink, yet I think a 10 percent mix would make any cider more interesting. (tanin's) Beautiful trees!Finished products and ratings of ciders. Sorta think the Yanks win!5
. Aspall Perronelle’s Blush English Draft Cider. 4.
Aspall Perronelle’s Blush English Draft Cider, 1.
Samuel Smith’s Organic Tadcaster, England3
. Woodchuck Winter Oak Aged Draft Cider Middlebury, Vt. 2.
Crispin the Saint Minneapolis, Minn. Numbers 6- 11
are all American, then one from France.