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Willie Smith’s Kingston Black
6 hours ago

Willie Smith’s Kingston Black

Lately the lads down at Willie Smith’s have been doing a run of limited releases. Finally they have got around to doing a single variety cider of my favourite apple – introducing the Willie Smith’s Kingston Black 2017. Read More

Little Fat Lamb Alcoholic Hard Apple…
6 days ago

Little Fat Lamb Alcoholic Hard Apple…

Little Fat Lamb Alcoholic Hard Apple… no it’s not a cider. It doesn’t use the word anywhere on the bottle. They were careful about that. The marketing department blur the lines and the retailers straight up chuck it in the cider fridge.

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Spreyton Cider – The Big Q
1 month ago

Spreyton Cider – The Big Q

Last year I looked at the Spreyton Cidermakers Select 2016 Vintage. I was impressed at how much, their already good cider, had improved. Following up on the success of that …
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Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2015
1 month ago

Small Acres Cats Pyjamas 2015

A couple of years ago I reviewed the Small Acres Cats¬†Pyjamas 2011 vintage. 2 years later the central New South Wales cider house has released the 2015 version. So how does it compare to it’s older sibling?¬† Read More

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders
2 months ago

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders

Henry of Harcourt is a bit of a rare breed of cider makers. Every year they make a series of ciders only made from one type of apple in each. This gives cider fans a chance to isolate an individual apple flavour removing variables like terroir and seasonality of these single variety ciders.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in a Sydney beach side suburb, I sat down with a few friends to compare the 5 single variety ciders, The Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, Michelin, De Boutteville, Chatagnier. I’m going to break this down with a video and some individual takes on the different apples. Read More

Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak
4 months ago

Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak

It may be staying the obvious but to make a good cider you need start with good apples. But if you start with just one type of apple, will it have the depth and character? In a test of what an apple can do, Willie Smith release the 2017 Somerset Redstreak Dry Cider . Read More

Small Acres Sparkling Rouge
4 months ago

Small Acres Sparkling Rouge

Small Arce’s latest release, Sparkling Rouge 2017, is not your average fruit cider. A summery twist on a very traditional cider that blends old-world techniques with the fruits of an Aussie Christmas party. Read More

Sullivan’s Jumpin’ Cider
5 months ago

Sullivan’s Jumpin’ Cider

The Sullivan’s Jumpin’ Cider is made by a winemaker but is not what you would expect from a cider by an Aussie winemaker. There is something very different about this cloudy cider. Read More