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.
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.
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.
This is the second time I have reviewed Small Acres Cyder Sparkling Traditional Dry I thought I had quite a good “Real Cider Review” typed up after sharing the 2011 vintage cider with some friends. We all had a glass, we all ooo-ed and ahh-ed at the appropriate moments. I tried my best to type as the opinions came forth. The Next day I came back to my draft to add the photos and prepare the piece for you to read, then… Disaster!