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.
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.
It’s been a pretty tough year Australian Agriculture. Most of the state’s are suffering through the worst drought since records began. But tonight there the rain is falling the ciders are cold and there are smiles on faces. The industry is growing in quality and depth and the 2018 Australian Cider Awards celebrate that.
Australian Cider Festival 2018 is Australia’s largest craft cider festival and it returns to Sydney next month mixing fun, frivolity, education and an amazing selection of local and internationally crafted ciders.
The Australian Cider Festival 2018 will be held at the Mercure Sydney at the top of George Street, Chippendale from 12-6pm on Saturday 6th October.
Day 3 of my UK Cider Tour starts outs fine. I rolled out of Monmouth on my preplanned route. I did my research and planned to ride on quiet roads and bike paths. Today’s bike path is more of a walking trail with lots of gates along the way. It ends far too quickly.
I’ve left London on a west bound train. I’ve got my bike loaded up with 10 kilos worth of cloths and cameras. I’ve got 70 odd kilometers ride a head of me today. This is my first time into Somerset, I’m trying to get a good sense of what makes Somerset cider unique. This is my UK Cider Tour Day 1.