Reviews of the best craft and small-scale Real Ciders from Australia and around the world. Real Cider comes from real apples and it is made by real people. Real Cider Reviews is about educating people about the history of cider and techniques that crafts men and women use to create real cider.
Willie Smith’s 18 Varieties Apple Cider

Willie Smith’s 18 Varieties Apple Cider

Australian

Willie Smith’s have a new limited release cider on the market. It’s named after what’s in it, “18 Varieties Apple Cider”. Willie’s have collected 18 of their favorite old English and French apple varieties to make a top shelf cider.

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Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2015

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2015

News

2015 has been another massive growth year for cider in Australia and around the world. I’ve tasted more ciders this year than ever before. More than that, the quality is improving. I put that down to the cider makers learning more every season and the cider drinkers becoming more adventurous and discerning. So here are my Best Ciders of 2015.

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Henney’s Dry Cider

Henney’s Dry Cider

British

Henney’s Dry Cider is a typical Herefordshire dry cider. It’s so typical of the style it has been awarded PGI status by the European Union. But is this a typical cider or something more? Continue reading

Apple Cart by Rusty Bike

Apple Cart by Rusty Bike

Australian

Apple Cart Cider is the 2nd vintage release by Rusty Bike Wines. Table cider is a small category of the market but it is one of my favorites. The idea is that a large bottle of cider with higher alcohol and deep flavours is designed to be shared over a meal. So does the apple cart fit the bill?

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Granite Belt Cider Co. Treehouse Cider

Granite Belt Cider Co. Treehouse Cider

Australian

This week there is a new cider hitting the shelves. Granite Belt Cider Co. is the latest to launch a new cider. Treehouse Cider is their debut release. What makes Granite Belt Cider Co. unique is the fact that it uses Australia’s most northerly commercially grown apples. So How does that affect the Taste?

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