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



First up is the GABS fest is back again. Least year was a blast. I’m hoping to make it down to the Sydney leg of Australia’s biggest touring Beer Wine and Food festival.

GABS 2019

This year, the GABS tour launches with its first ever Brisbane event, to be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in the bustling South Bank precinct on Saturday 27 April, before moving on to the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne (17-19 May), Sydney Showground (1 June), and ASB Showgrounds in Auckland (29 June)

While beer and cider are the stars of the show, GABS is perhaps just as well known for putting on a spectacular event, complete with circus and sideshow performers, panel discussions with industry leaders, cooking demonstrations, whisky bars, beer hall games, their incredibly popular ‘house band’ The Ale Capones, and even a giant indoor Ferris wheel at the Melbourne and Sydney events.

Grab a your tickets here https://www.gabsfestival.com/buy-tickets-2019. Hurry they tend to sell out fast.

Let me know on Twitter @realciderreviews if you are heading along, lets see if we can have a cider fans meet up.

AusCider 2019 conference tickets now on sale

Next up in April Cider News is AusCider 2019

National industry body Cider Australia has opened tickets sales for the national cider conference to be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 2-5 June 2019.

President of Cider Australia and co-founder of Willie Smith’s Cider Makers, Sam Reid, acknowledged the support of the Tasmanian Government in bringing AusCider 2019 to Hobart.

‘It is encouraging that the Tasmanian Government sees a strong future for the Australian cider industry, which is already an important contributor to the local Tasmanian economy and a burgeoning source of inspiration for the research sector’, Mr Reid said.

‘AusCider 2019 has an impressive line-up of presenters including keynote speaker Jane Peyton, the UK’s first accredited pommelier and an award-winning drinks educator’, said Mr Reid.

The AusCider 2019 conference will take place in Hobart, Tasmania with site visits and events in other regions of the state. The conference brings together cider producers, fruit growers, researchers and cider industry representatives from across Australia and overseas and coincides with the annual conference of Fruit Growers Tasmania.

Tickets and the conference program are now available via www.ticketebo.com.au/auscider2019