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Cider market at competition risk in Asahi – CUB merger
3 months ago

Cider market at competition risk in Asahi – CUB merger

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Industry body Cider Australia is calling on the ACCC to separately consider the cider category when reviewing the proposed acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries by Asahi Beverages.

Asahi and AB InBev-owned CUB announced the deal on 19 July. The ACCC will now consider whether the proposed merger should go ahead based on whether is likely to substantially lessen competition in the alcoholic beverage market. Read More

Entries open for 2019 Australian Cider Awards
3 months ago

Entries open for 2019 Australian Cider Awards

Entries open the 2019 Australian Cider Awards. The Competition  will give producers the opportunity to benchmark their products against the best local and imported ciders available for sale in Australia. As the local cider industry ramps up its focus on quality and provenance. The winners will be announce at the awards dinner, held in Melbourne on the 8th of November. Read More

Batlow Ciderfest 2019
6 months ago

Batlow Ciderfest 2019

Batlows CiderFest is back for another year. The small apple growing town west of Canberra is well known for its annual CiderFest. Last years event was a great day, This years promises to be bigger and more interactive. Read More

When is cider not cider? – Cocobella Coconut Cider
6 months ago

When is cider not cider? – Cocobella Coconut Cider

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As we all know cider is made from apples. The best ciders are made from locally grown apples and nothing else. These are known as the real, craft, or proper …
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April Cider News
7 months ago

April Cider News

Time for a bit of an April cider news update. In Australia harvest is progressing nicely. Then there are the Cider Events. Read on.

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Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2018
10 months ago

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2018

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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

2018 New Zealand Cider Awards
11 months ago

2018 New Zealand Cider Awards

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Our friends over the ditch have just had their 2018 New Zealand Cider Awards. Yes i’m a little slow at publishing the awards, lets just say the results were on the slow boat over… Read More

October Cider News
1 year ago

October Cider News

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I’m trying something new on RealCiderReviews.com. Each month I will publishing a round up cider events and new releases from around the world. If you are organizing an event please send me an email to Reviews@RealCiderReviews.com . So lets start October Cider News with Sydney Cheers Fest and New Zealand’s Cider Festival in Nelson.
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