Cider Musings

Sir Kenelm Digby


Sir Kenelm Digby (11 July 1603 – 11 June 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher or scientist of the day. Of his many discoveries and inventions is thought to be the invention of the process to make a cheaper stronger glass bottle than allowed cider to be bottled and retain its effervescence. A development that lead to sparkling champagne nearly a century later. Whilst not noted in his copious  writings this was documented by a court case were the Attorney general in 1662 found in favour of him.  See Cider Musings