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Methode Traditionelle

Abel Méthode Cider
4 years ago

Abel Méthode Cider

I’ve just got back from a short break in New Zealand. While traveling around the South Island I tried to find a couple of hard to find ciders to write about. I drove through some very scenic parts. Tried some local mass market ciders and a couple of craft ciders. I managed to track down a couple of craft ciders and put them into my suitcase. The first one I managed to try was the Abel Méthode Cider.

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Napoleone Methode Traditionelle
5 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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Small Acres The Cat’s Pajamas
5 years ago

Small Acres The Cat’s Pajamas

Let me tell you a story about the 2013 Australian Champion Cider.  Orange in New South Wales is where you will find the Small Acres estate. In 2013 they released The 2011 Cat’s Pajamas. A vintage cider only made in the good years. To tell you the full story we have to go all the way back to 2010

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Napoleone Methode Traditionnelle Pear Cider
5 years ago

Napoleone Methode Traditionnelle Pear Cider

Last year, Napoleone cider took out the top gong for the best Australian cider with their Methode Traditionnelle Pear Cider. After winning such an accolade the supplies quickly ran out at the tasting session the next day. Finally, I found a bottle to review.

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Cheeky Rascal Methode Traditionelle
6 years ago

Cheeky Rascal Methode Traditionelle

Rebello Wines are doing some interesting things in cider these days, they are introducing new ideas to the Australian market under the Cheeky Rascal label. They’ve done mulled cider kits and cider with fresh strawberries. But today I get to review Cheeky Rascals’ most premium cider, the Methode Traditionelle apple cider.

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Lobo Cider – Norman
6 years ago

Lobo Cider – Norman

Turning our attention to a Brut(e) of a cider by Lobo Cider. The first time I reviewed a Lobo it was just a bit too sweet for me. Now I get to review Norman by Lobo, their “European” style bottle conditioned dry cider. If I can stop admiring the artwork on the bottle I might lift the cap. Read More

St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle Apple Cider
6 years ago

St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle Apple Cider

Recently I reviewed St Ronan’s Draught Cider. Now as part of my series on Methode Tradionelle Ciders it’s time to taste the Draughts big brother, The St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle.

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What is Methode Traditionelle Cider?
6 years ago

What is Methode Traditionelle Cider?

There are many ways to make cider. I want to talk about the champagne method or as you may have heard me call it Methode Traditionelle Cider. But this French sounding technique was actually pioneered in England and what happened next changed the beverage world forever.

So lets talk about how it works then a little about the history of it.

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