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Chalkdown Cider 2015
1 day ago

Chalkdown Cider 2015

By  •  British

Chalkdown Cider has aimed for the top end of the market, they are trying to dethrone champagne and prosecco as premium sparkling choice for the discerning English drinker. Well that’s the aim, have they achieved it? Read More

Eric Bordelet Nouvelle Vague
1 week ago

Eric Bordelet Nouvelle Vague

By  •  French

This is the Nouvelle Vague, Eric Bordelet’s easy drinking summer French Cider. July in France is a pretty special time of year. While Paris is buzzing with tourists, the countryside is shining with fields of yellow sunflowers. The mountains have 176 hard men and their bikes battling up an Alp through crowds and orange smoke.

Suddenly the 14th of July rolls around, Bastille Day, it’s France’s national day. No doubt the champagne will be flowing but in certain corners, Cider will be being poured. When I think of quality French Cider there is one name that comes to mind: Eric Bordelet

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Flying Brick Original Cider
3 weeks ago

Flying Brick Original Cider

Flying Brick from the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria have many ciders, but I don’t think I have ever really thought about their Original Cider. Time to set that straight. Read More

Sidewood Cider
1 month ago

Sidewood Cider

Sidewood Cider is a South Australian Cider made at the Sidewood Winery. It has won international awards and is pretty easy to find, But should this be on your shopping list?

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Fruit Ciders Go Head To Head
1 month ago

Fruit Ciders Go Head To Head

Fruit Ciders have been a growing segment of the cider market for a few years now. Much to the horror of  Cider purists. While I tend to agree with them, there is a strong argument if people are drinking crappy fruit ciders why shouldn’t the craft Cidermakers get in there and show them how it’s done right. Read More

Pagan Quince Cider
2 months ago

Pagan Quince Cider

Quinces are the often-forgotten member of the pomme family, you may have only heard of it in the quince paste form next to the brie on the cheese board. Pagan Cider has a history with apples combined with extra fruity bits in ciders. The Pagan Quince Cider is the latest in their lineup. Read More

Orchard Thieves Apple Cider
2 months ago

Orchard Thieves Apple Cider

Orchard Thieves Cider is a mass market cider made in Hereford by Heineken in the former HP Bulmers cider mill and at the plant in Belgium, from apples from around Europe. Except this bottle was made in New Zealand. Read More

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