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Tuckerbox Apple Cider I
3 weeks ago

Tuckerbox Apple Cider I

There was old yarn about the pioneers pushing west. Their efforts were foiled by a dog sitting on their tuckerbox spoiling the food supplies. Borambola Wines also had dog who stood guard who met an untimely end and have chosen to name their cider, Tuckerbox Apple Cider, after this Jack Russel Terrior box. Borambola Wines are based between Gundagai and Wagga Wagga in the central southern region of New South Wales. The company started as a winery and while they do grow the grapes locally, the apples are sourced from Orange. And hey, we know Orange grows great apples so we are off to a good start. Read More

The Cheeky Grog Co – Kingston Heritage
1 month ago

The Cheeky Grog Co – Kingston Heritage

Cheeky Grog Co are one of those great companies that never take themselves too seriously. But now they have a new apple in the orchard to play with. The Kingston Heritage is the latest cider to be released onto the Australian market, made exclusively with the Kingston Black apple. Read More

Exclusive Festival Ciders At GABS 2018
2 months ago

Exclusive Festival Ciders At GABS 2018

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GABS 2018 Beer, Cider & Food Fest – www.gabsfestival.com – Renowned as one of the world’s leading beer festivals is back, GABS brings together the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand for a non-stop celebration of craft beer and cider. Read More

Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged
2 months ago

Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged

This is Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged Cider. I often talk about a sense of place with a cider. Apples reflect the soil they’re rooted in. Vintages reflect the season. Wild yeasts native to a cider house sneak in with a signature flourish. A simple glass of cider can be a lesson in everything from meteorology to geography and even history. Read More

2018 Batlow Cider Festival Wrap Up
2 months ago

2018 Batlow Cider Festival Wrap Up

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This weekend Batlow hosted the annual Australian Cider Conference and Cider Festival. I was invited to speak at the conference so a big thank you to Batlow CiderFest and NSW DPI for that opportunity. Read More

Henry Of Harcourt – Gylden Paere
2 months ago

Henry Of Harcourt – Gylden Paere

Cider made from traditional cider apples is pretty rare. An Aussie perry from perry pears is a about as rare as a full set of teeth at a ice hockey match. Herny’s of Harcourt have pulled out a perry made from real perry pears and called it the “Gylden Paere”.

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Cider Week Grand Rapids Week-Long Celebration May 13-19
2 months ago

Cider Week Grand Rapids Week-Long Celebration May 13-19

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Grand Rapids, MI (March 27, 2018) – The Michigan Cider Association (MCA), with support from Experience Grand Rapids, announce the second-annual Cider Week GR, happening May 13-19, 2018.

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