After my years of badgering and terrible cider, Carlton & United Breweries have released a cider that contains apple juice. Yes, that’s right CUBs new cider; Bonamy’s Apple Cider, contains “whole pressed apples” and ” No concentrates and no added sugar”. So does that mean that the Bonamy is a good cider?
Alpine Cider and their Pink Lady Dry is another new entry to Australia’s growing cider market. However, they have been a force on the apple market for years. This apple orchard in the Victorian high country has been one of the biggest since the 1950’s.
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.