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.
GABS is back for another year. The beer festival is growing bigger and bigger. One of the fastest growing areas at the festivals is the cider section. This year there are 18 special ciders only available at Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, including the Rockafella.
Put a mark on your calendars, the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards are on again. This year the awards are being presented on Friday 28th July.
It’s that time of the year when we all look back at the year that was. For many of us, we will remember 2016 as the year the Grim reaper signed up to IMDB and started working his way through everyone’s favourite personalities. Meanwhile, the political landscape was …. like a pair of rubber chopsticks, just a bad idea.
Thank goodness we have cider, at the very least it provided us with a little bit of tasty escapism. So, what were the Best Ciders Of 2016?
Christmas is coming up fast and you’re probably looking for a gift for that cider lover in your life. Ria from Cider Chat, the US-based cider podcast, and I have had a chat about what cider books we would recommend and some that we are hoping to read soon.