Little Green Sweet Apple Cider is the latest attempt at a “cider” by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). The people who brought you the omnishambles that is Pure Blonde Cider. Just reading the side of the can will give you an idea about how clueless they are about what cider is and how apples work.
Twisted Sister is the cider label made by the Victorian craft brewers, Grand Ridge Brewery. Grand Ridge has been winning awards for their beer since they started up in the late 1980’s. The 4 daughters, however, were cider drinkers and not beer fans. What’s a father to do? Make cider, the Twisted Sister Cider.
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.
What makes a premium wine? Quantifiable uniqueness. By that, I mean Region: Does the region promote desired qualities in the fruit? Vintage: Were the grapes grown in a good season with good weather? Then there is the fruit itself. There are other factors in the production techniques. Get all of these factors correct and it will be generally excepted that you will have a quality wine.
Montague Cider House had their first release this season. As they own the master licensee for the Jazz Apple in Australia they have the exclusive right to use the trademarked name. So they put it to good use creating the Montague Jazz Apple Cider, which, you guessed it is made from the Jazz apple.