Yarra Valley is a hub of fruit-growing and cider-making activity just northeast of Melbourne. The Yarra Valley Cider company uses these local apples to make a modern new world cider. Read More
Seems like it is Heritage Blend month here at Real Cider Reviews. This week it’s the turn of Small Acres Heritage Blend. Read More
Alpine Cider, located near Victoria ski fields, have just gone out and made a new Pink Lady Dry Cider. And now it’s in a can. Read More
3 Son’s Comfortably Numb is a slightly cloudy, medium sweet, cider made from both eating apples and cider apples from around Canberra. Read More
2018, done and dusted. It’s time to look back at the Real Cider Reviews’ Best Ciders of 2018.
I’ve had a pretty amazing year from being asked to speak at the Australian Cider Conference in Baltow in May. July, I got to tick off a massive item off my bucket list when I packed up my bike and rode from Somerset to Herefordshire. More recently I moved out of the hustle and bustle of Sydney to the fresh air of Armidale in the north of the state. I bought a house with a big garden and within a month I had planted my first apple tree, more will follow. I don’t know where that project will end up but that is the exciting part. Read More
This is part 2 from Incy Wincy Cider. Scurrying along behind is the evolution on the X3, known as The Huntsman 2017. Named after the big Aussie spider known for living in cracks in wood. Read More
3 Sons Cider have been kicking goals this month with 2 Best of Class Awards at the recent Australian Cider Awards. The 3 Sons Pink Lady Cider won the best New World Dry Cider. The judges clearly like it so see if I agree with them.
The best apple comes from places with cold winters and sunny summers. Victoria’s Alpine region fits the bill. So it was only a matter of time before the Nightingale Bros started to turn their Pink Ladies into the Alpine Cider Pink Lady Sweet Cider.