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Gurneys Orchard Reserve
3 months ago

Gurneys Orchard Reserve

Gurney Cider Orchard Reserve is one of a new strain of cider hitting the shelves at the moment, showing off the newer trees in the orchard to create deeper flavours.

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Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders
1 year ago

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders

Henry of Harcourt is a bit of a rare breed of cider makers. Every year they make a series of ciders only made from one type of apple in each. This gives cider fans a chance to isolate an individual apple flavour removing variables like terroir and seasonality of these single variety ciders.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in a Sydney beach side suburb, I sat down with a few friends to compare the 5 single variety ciders, The Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, Michelin, De Boutteville, Chatagnier. I’m going to break this down with a video and some individual takes on the different apples. Read More

Daylesford Farmhouse Dry 2015
2 years ago

Daylesford Farmhouse Dry 2015

Daylesford Cider had been channelling their British roots again when it came time for Farmhouse Dry.  This 2015 vintage cider is made from organic heritage apples and is completely devoid of bubbles.

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Daylesford Cider  – ‘Alf n ‘Alf
2 years ago

Daylesford Cider – ‘Alf n ‘Alf

Daylesford Cider is one of those companies that have taken forever to become an overnight success story. Their story begins with planting trees in 2003. Now they are winning awards for their ciders. The ‘Alf n ‘Alf Is a bit of a rarity in the Aussie scene.

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Henney’s Vintage Cider
3 years ago

Henney’s Vintage Cider

By  •  British

It’s cold wet and windy. The east coast of Australia is getting drenched by a once in a 30 year low pressure system. The streets are under water. Australian cider makers don’t make cider for this situation. Luckily there is a cider making region that regularly deals with gloomy weather and they make some pretty decent ciders. So I’ve picked up a bottle of ¬†Henney’s Vintage Cider. This 2014 vintage is a still cider from England’s west country county of Herefordshire. Read More

Willie Smith’s 18 Varieties Apple Cider
3 years ago

Willie Smith’s 18 Varieties Apple Cider

Willie Smith’s have a new limited release cider on the market. It’s named after what’s in it, “18 Varieties Apple Cider”. Willie’s have collected 18 of their favorite old English and French apple varieties to make a top shelf cider.

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Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2015
3 years ago

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2015

By  •  News

2015 has been another massive growth year for cider in Australia and around the world. I’ve tasted more ciders this year than ever before. More than that, the quality is improving. I put that down to the cider makers learning more every season and the cider drinkers becoming more adventurous and discerning. So here are my Best Ciders of 2015.

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Henney’s Dry Cider
3 years ago

Henney’s Dry Cider

By  •  British

Henney’s Dry Cider is a typical Herefordshire dry cider. It’s so typical of the style it has been awarded PGI status by the European Union. But is this a typical cider or something more? Read More