Last night saw the awards ceremony for the Australia’s best ciders at the 2015 Cider Australia Awards. Last year, somewhat controversially, the top gong went to the British cider maker Thatchers with their Somerset Gold. This year the top award stayed local. Willie Smith’s 18 Varieties limited edition taking out the Best in Show award. Results After the break.
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Australian cider is improving all the time. More talented craftsmen and women are introducing more quality ciders into the market almost every other week. This Saturday is your chance to meet the cider makers and taste some of this countries best ciders. If you’re in Melbourne this Saturday come on down to the Ormond Hall at The Village and I’ll see you there. All the details after the break. Continue reading →
This is LOBO Cider from Lenswood in South Australia. The Royale Cider continues the theme of the wolf bottle labels. This member of the pack is a bottle conditioned, cloudy cider. Is this small batch, hand crafted cider, the top dog? Continue reading →
A short drive north of Cardiff, Wales is a village called, Pontypridd. I can tell my spell check is going to be working over time tonight. Anyway, Pontypridd, is where you will find the Gwynt y Ddraig Cider and Perry company. What started off as a hobby in the back shed has turned into an award winning cider house. I found a couple of bottles of their Black Dragon Traditional Farmhouse Cider
It’s that time of year again. The 2015 Australian Cider Awards and Festival are just around the corner. Last years awards was a great event for cider fans and producers to catch up about the industry over some of the countries best ciders. Tickets are for sale now. More info after the break.
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Bilpin is a little town in the Blue Mountains, home to Bilpin Cider Co and is located just to the west of Sydney. Frosty winters and high altitude makes it a great region to grow apples. This season they have a new release. Named after the explorer of the region. Archibald Cloudy by Bilpin Cider. Continue reading →
Is your favourite ‘local’ cider helping to employ Australians and value-add to our horticulture industry? Chances are, you probably aren’t aware where the apples and pears used to make your cider are from – it’s a major issue Cider Australia is trying to rectify. Continue reading →
Townshend Brewery is fairly unique as far as breweries go. While beer is their main focus, Townshend Brewery also make 2 ciders, all from apples in their own orchard. All traditional cider apple varieties from Europe. All go into the Sitbee Cider. Continue reading →