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2018 Batlow CiderFest
4 weeks ago

2018 Batlow CiderFest

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The 2018 Batlow CiderFest is a two-day event featuring the Cider Industry Conference on Friday 18 May, followed by Batlow CiderFest street festival on Saturday 19 May. You’ll never guess whose speaking… Read More

Interview with The cideroligist
2 months ago

Interview with The cideroligist

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Last week I got to sit down with the UK’s Ciderologist, Gabe Cook. At a pretty noisy pub in Sydney hip inner west we got chatting about cider from the UK, Australia and around the world. Read More

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2017
4 months ago

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2017

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This year the cider industry has not only grown, it has grown up. I’m seeing more sophisticated ciders on the market, the Best Ciders of 2017 list certainly reflects that. Ciders that …
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Spanish Success for Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak
5 months ago

Spanish Success for Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak

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Aussie Cider makers are starting to enter international cider competitions. And you know what, they are winning. Today Willie Smith’s announced they won the best Traditional English Cider class at the Spanish Cider Awards with the Somerset Redstreak. Hit those like and subscribe buttons so you’ll be the first to see my upcoming review. Hey, someones got to keep these Spanish judges honest.

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2017 Cider Australia Awards
6 months ago

2017 Cider Australia Awards

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Tonight Australia’s best cider makers have descended on Melbourne for the 2017 Cider Australia Awards. With more Ciders coming into the market and the depth of knowledge in the industry growing yearly, the completion was fierce.

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English Cider Tour
6 months ago

English Cider Tour

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Britain and in particular Somerset, Hereford and Wales are world renowned for their ciders. Ever since I got interested in cider I have been drinking, reading and critiquing about British ciders but I have never had the opportunity to see where it comes from. So I’m going to change that with Real Cider Reviews biggest project to date.    Read More

Australian, Californian & Mendocino International Cider Competitions
7 months ago

Australian, Californian & Mendocino International Cider Competitions

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The cider award season is in full swing. Results are in from the California and Mendocino Cider Competitions while entries are flooding in for the 2017 Australian Cider Awards

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New Zealand Cider Festival
10 months ago

New Zealand Cider Festival

The New Zealand Cider Festival is back for its second year in New Zealand’s Cider capital, Nelson. It will be held on 4 November at Founders Heritage Park, to coincide with the NZ Cider Awards (held on the 3rd). Described by National Geographic as “heaven for Cider seekers”, Nelson produces 60% of the country’s Cider due to its high concentration of cideries.

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