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Rusty Bike – Easy Rider Cider
3 days ago

Rusty Bike – Easy Rider Cider

Rusty Bike is a small winery in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. The company has been making cider for a while but now they have released the Easy Rider range with the Apple Cider and the Pomegranate. I’ve got a bottle of the apple cider, and I’m keen to see how it rides. Read More

Tekikaka Cidre
2 weeks ago

Tekikaka Cidre

By  •  Japan

What do you know about cider from Japan? If you are anything like me, it’s probably not a lot. But let’s use Moriyama Apple Orchard’s Tekikaka Cidre to learn a bit about it.  Read More

3 Sons Cranky Pom
4 weeks ago

3 Sons Cranky Pom

When I was sent this bottle 3 Sons Cider is testing out a new product. It’s full of angry little bittersweet and bitter sharp apples and not much else. It’s called the Cranky Pom.

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Willie Smiths French Blend
1 month ago

Willie Smiths French Blend

Willie Smiths have always been influenced by the French cider makers. It’s been evident over the years in their quest for French style funk. The French Blend is the pinnacle of this quest. Read More

Gurneys Orchard Reserve
2 months ago

Gurneys Orchard Reserve

Gurney Cider Orchard Reserve is one of a new strain of cider hitting the shelves at the moment, showing off the newer trees in the orchard to create deeper flavours.

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Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2018
2 months ago

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2018

By  •  News

2018, done and dusted. It’s time to look back at the Real Cider Reviews’ Best Ciders of 2018.

I’ve had a pretty amazing year from being asked to speak at the Australian Cider Conference in Baltow in May. July, I got to tick off a massive item off my bucket list when I packed up my bike and rode from Somerset to Herefordshire. More recently I moved out of the hustle and bustle of Sydney to the fresh air of Armidale in the north of the state. I bought a house with a big garden and within a month I had planted my first apple tree, more will follow. I don’t know where that project will end up but that is the exciting part.  Read More

Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018
2 months ago

Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018

Hillbilly Vintage Ciders are always very good. A few years back I put that vintage in 2nd place on my Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2014. In the years following, the quality has always been top shelf. Something different happened to a few of the 2017 vintage’s bottles. Blackberries! This is the story of the Hillbilly Vintage Blackberry 2018

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