Aussie Cider makers are starting to enter international cider competitions. And you know what, they are winning. Today Willie Smith’s announced they won the best Traditional English Cider class at the Spanish Cider Awards with the Somerset Redstreak. Hit those like and subscribe buttons so you’ll be the first to see my upcoming review. Hey, someones got to keep these Spanish judges honest.
Britain and in particular Somerset, Hereford and Wales are world renowned for their ciders. Ever since I got interested in cider I have been drinking, reading and critiquing about British ciders but I have never had the opportunity to see where it comes from. So I’m going to change that with Real Cider Reviews biggest project to date.
The cider award season is in full swing. Results are in from the California and Mendocino Cider Competitions while entries are flooding in for the 2017 Australian Cider Awards
The New Zealand Cider Festival is back for its second year in New Zealand’s Cider capital, Nelson. It will be held on 4 November at Founders Heritage Park, to coincide with the NZ Cider Awards (held on the 3rd). Described by National Geographic as “heaven for Cider seekers”, Nelson produces 60% of the country’s Cider due to its high concentration of cideries.
GABS is back for another year. The beer festival is growing bigger and bigger. One of the fastest growing areas at the festivals is the cider section. This year there are 18 special ciders only available at Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, including the Rockafella.