Small Acres have probably won more awards than anybody else on the Australian Cider scene. The 2013 version of this took out the Best Perry at the 2016 Cider Awards. So, with this year’s awards right around the corner is the Small Acres 2016 Perry a hot tip to take out the gong again?
Today Borrodell is a winery in the central New South Wales town of Orange but it didn’t start out like that. The vineyard originally started as an orchard. But today some of those apple trees are getting a bit more attention. Inducing The Comrade Cider.
You know what’s not cool? Champagne. Do you know what is cool? Moscato, at least according to Drake. But we all know cider is cooler than any wine. So that when Small Acres had the brilliant idea of making a cider inspired by Moscato. Introducing the Appscato.
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
Cider in a can, the last time I had cider from a can I was quite a bit younger and the cider was fake rubbish. Australian Brewery Fresh Press Cider wants to change this perception in the name of quality. By lifting the quality of the can and more importantly what goes into it.
Driving through the Hunter, we stopped for lunch at Peterson House. Peterson’s have made their name in sparkling wines. Along side the restaurant is a cellar door. Hiding in the corner I saw a cider: Pokolbin Cider House 2012 Vintage Cider. So I thought I’d have a look.