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McCarthy’s Orchard Apple Cider
4 years ago

McCarthy’s Orchard Apple Cider

McCarthy’s Orchard is in the world renowned wine region of McLaren Vale in South Australia. It’s not what you would call a typical apple growing region. Yet where there are apples, cider follows.

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The Goose Cider Ancestrale
4 years ago

The Goose Cider Ancestrale

If you are a bit of a wine fan in Australia you probably know about the Gilbert family and their wines from Mudgee. Long time readers will remember Gilbert’s first crack at Ciders with The Goose. Now they are back with The Goose Cider Ancestrale.  Read More

Harcourt Dry Cider
5 years ago

Harcourt Dry Cider

Harcourt Cider has been busy drying out their original Harcourt Apple Cider. After 40,000 litres of testing and 2 years honing the recipe, they have dropped the new Harcourt Dry Cider onto the market.

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Darkes Howler Cider
5 years ago

Darkes Howler Cider

Recently I had the opportunity to have a tour around Darkes Orchard. Darkes Orchard is in the little town of Darkes Forest about an hour drive south of Sydney. I originally had planned to travel down there to learn about the Howler Cider but ended up learning so much more about the realities of running a commercial orchard.

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Winemakers Cider Co Granny Smith
5 years ago

Winemakers Cider Co Granny Smith

By now you probably know my feelings on what happens when winemakers make cider. The results can be, well, boring. So you can imagine my delight when a good friend gave me a bottle of Winemakers Cider Co Granny Smith Cider. But I will give it my due diligence. Read More

Napoleone Methode Traditionelle
6 years ago

Napoleone Methode Traditionelle

Digging deep into the cool room I found a bottle that I was meant to write about months ago. I found a bottle of Napoleone Methode Traditionelle Apple. Given Napoleone‘s track record I’m not sure why I haven’t cracked it open earlier.

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Apple Cart by Rusty Bike
6 years ago

Apple Cart by Rusty Bike

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?

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Granite Belt Cider Co. Treehouse Cider
6 years ago

Granite Belt Cider Co. Treehouse Cider

This week there is a new cider hitting the shelves. Granite Belt Cider Co. is the latest to launch a new cider. Treehouse Cider is their debut release. What makes Granite Belt Cider Co. unique is the fact that it uses Australia’s most northerly commercially grown apples. So How does that affect the Taste?

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