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Scoundrels And Rogues  Repeat Offender
4 days ago

Scoundrels And Rogues Repeat Offender

Scoundrels And Rogues’ Repeat Offender Cider started off as one of those passion projects. Raiding abandoned orchards for baskets of apples. This cider from Christchurch is part 2 of my Craft Ciders of New Zealand series. Read More

Abel Méthode Cider
1 week ago

Abel Méthode Cider

I’ve just got back from a short break in New Zealand. While traveling around the South Island I tried to find a couple of hard to find ciders to write about. I drove through some very scenic parts. Tried some local mass market ciders and a couple of craft ciders. I managed to track down a couple of craft ciders and put them into my suitcase. The first one I managed to try was the Abel Méthode Cider.

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Cidre Nerios
3 weeks ago

Cidre Nerios

By  •  French

Cidre Nerios is a from Brittany, France. Made by the Cidermaker Domaine Johanna Cecillon. Coming from a long line of wine and cidermakers, Cecillon really knows her way around oak barrels. Read More

Willie Smith’s STURMtrooper Mk2
1 month ago

Willie Smith’s STURMtrooper Mk2

A long time ago (this season) in a galaxy far, far away (Tasmania)…Willie Smiths dropped a new cider the STURMtrooper Mk2. Warning, bad Star Wars puns ahead, from a dude who has never seen Star Wars.

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Lost Pippin Special Release Vintage 2014
1 month ago

Lost Pippin Special Release Vintage 2014

Sometimes cidermakers make a cider that will have a wide appeal, to sell well and get their name out there. Sometimes they cut loose, experiment a bit and make something they want to drink. When you get your hands on one like that it’s probably something you want to pay attention to.  That’s the back story for Lost Pippin’s Special Release 2014.

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Daylesford Farmhouse Dry 2015
2 months ago

Daylesford Farmhouse Dry 2015

Daylesford Cider had been channelling their British roots again when it came time for Farmhouse Dry.  This 2015 vintage cider is made from organic heritage apples and is completely devoid of bubbles.

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Bonamy’s Apple Cider
2 months ago

Bonamy’s Apple Cider

After my years of badgering and terrible cider, Carlton & United Breweries have released a cider that contains apple juice. Yes, that’s right CUBs new cider; Bonamy’s Apple Cider, contains “whole pressed apples” and ” No concentrates and no added sugar”. So does that mean that the Bonamy is a good cider?

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