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Savanna Dry
3 months ago

Savanna Dry

Savanna dry is South Africa’s best known cider. Labelled as a premium cider, it’s made in the tip of the continent and exported world wide. Does such an ambitious feat from a relative small cider producing nation mean that the quality has been sacrificed? Read More

2018 Batlow CiderFest
3 months 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

Spreyton Cider – The Big Q
3 months 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
3 months 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

Gwynt y Ddraig Gold Medal Cider
4 months ago

Gwynt y Ddraig Gold Medal Cider

By  •  British

Gwynt y Ddraig is Welsh for the Dragons Wind. A small cider maker in southern Wales. It started out as a hobby and grew into a business. This cider is the one that got them on the map. Gwynt y Ddraig’s Gold Medal Cider as the name suggests, was their first cider to get a gong. Read More

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders
4 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

Wilce’s Dry Cider
4 months ago

Wilce’s Dry Cider

By  •  British

Wilce’s have been making cider in Herefordshire for 6 generations. It’s only been the most recent generation that have been willing to sell it and not just drink it all themselves. Wilce’s Dry Cider is one of 4 varieties that now escape the farm. Read More

Interview with The cideroligist
4 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