Along the Coal River on the Tasmanian east coast, Lost Pippin is growing desert apples and a little bit of wild yeast. A cool climate helps grow great apples. So I’m very much looking forward to getting into this, the Wild Tasmanian Apple Cider.
We all have are side projects. The half restored V8 in the garage, building the back deck or maybe it’s that blog about Aussie ciders you, I mean I, write once a week. We all have big dreams for our side projects but a rare and honourable thing when that side project becomes a reality. That’s what happened when a group of wine industry mates raided their parent’s farm for some apples. The Cide Project Cider was born.
Flatbed Cider Crisp Apple is a new cider from Oregon in the Pacific North West of the USA. It is aiming to be a dry rustic cider, does the Flatbed Cider hit the spot?
I hear so many things about what’s going on in the American cider market thanks to twitter and podcasts. But it is a rare opportunity to taste any. So when Flatbed Cider offered me some samples I jumped at the chance.
Apple Cart Cider is the 2nd vintage release by Rusty Bike Wines. Table cider is a small category of the market but it is one of my favorites. The idea is that a large bottle of cider with higher alcohol and deep flavours is designed to be shared over a meal. So does the apple cart fit the bill?
Bridgetown, a small town on the West Coast with a history of growing apples. This is where 20 years a hobby became a business. Today, that business Blackwood Valley Brewing Company make a range of ciders by The Cidery. Lets start with the Bitter Sweet Cider.
If you’re an Australian interested in food, even in the slightest bit, you will know the name Maggie Beer. More than a celebrity cook, Maggie Beer is a champion of the produce of the Barossa Valley. Now she has added a cider to her pantry of gourmet goodies.When I saw it on the shelf I asked myself “Is this made by Beer, or is her brand jumping on the band wagon?”