Sidre Brut Tendre is a French cider from Normandy, made by Eric Bordelet. Bordelet was a sommelier but now he has turned his pallet to cider making, mixing traditional French apple varieties with wine making techniques.
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Digging deep into the cool room I found a bottle that I was meant to write about months ago. I found a bottle of Napoleone Methode Traditionelle Apple. Given Napoleone‘s track record I’m not sure why I haven’t cracked it open earlier.
Three Farms Cider is a very small batch cider from Tasmania. It is a collaboration between 3 farming families but the odd thing is, one farm grows oysters, the other is a vineyard and the last farm grows apples. Yet some how this partnership produces a cider.
Apple and pear growers, cider producers, marketers, juicing company representatives and industry suppliers will once again converge on the picturesque apple growing community of Batlow for the 2016 Cider Industry Conference and CiderFest in May. Continue reading →
Sassy Cider has launched in Australia. This French Cider house has a trio of ciders but I am going with their more unusual offering. Le Cidre Rosé is a pink cider. But without artificial colours how do you make a pink cider? Continue reading →
Methode Perry is a very limited release cider by the Hills Cider Company from South Australia. You’ll see why this is a small run cider when you see how much time and effort goes into making this pear cider.
The Methode Perry started life in 2010. The Hills Company decided to make a French style perry (pear cider) using pears normally used for the fruit bowl, rather than pears bred specially for perry production, mainly because there are next to none of these varieties growing in Australia. Perry pears are famous for being hard to grow, tall trees that mature very slowly. Pears for your heirs as they say.
Flatbed Cider Crisp Apple is a new cider from Oregon in the Pacific North West of the USA. It is aiming to be a dry rustic cider, does the Flatbed Cider hit the spot?
I hear so many things about what’s going on in the American cider market thanks to twitter and podcasts. But it is a rare opportunity to taste any. So when Flatbed Cider offered me some samples I jumped at the chance. Continue reading →
Flying Brick Draught Cider is made by the Flying Brick Cider company on the Bellarine Peninsula to the south of Melbourne. Flying Brick Cider company have a cider house open to the public. The cider house is a place to serve up new experimental ciders but it also showcase the main stay ciders like the Flying Brick Draught Cider which we’re looking at today.