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3 Sons Kingston Black
3 months ago

3 Sons Kingston Black

The Canberra outfit has just released the 3 Sons Kingston Black Cider, a single variety cider made possible by the maturing of Australia’s cider scene. Read More

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders
2 years ago

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders

Henry of Harcourt is a bit of a rare breed of cider makers. Every year they make a series of ciders only made from one type of apple in each. This gives cider fans a chance to isolate an individual apple flavour removing variables like terroir and seasonality of these single variety ciders.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in a Sydney beach side suburb, I sat down with a few friends to compare the 5 single variety ciders, The Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, Michelin, De Boutteville, Chatagnier. I’m going to break this down with a video and some individual takes on the different apples. Read More

Simple Cider Cox’s Orange Pippin
2 years ago

Simple Cider Cox’s Orange Pippin

When was the last time you tasted something with a direct connection to the 1890’s? Tasmania’s Simple Cider make their Cox’s Orange Pippin Cider from trees, dating back to the start of Tassie agricultural history. Read More

Henry of Harcourt Kingston Black 2015 Cider
3 years ago

Henry of Harcourt Kingston Black 2015 Cider

What makes a premium wine? Quantifiable uniqueness. By that, I mean Region: Does the region promote desired qualities in the fruit? Vintage: Were the grapes grown in a good season with good weather? Then there is the fruit itself. There are other factors in the production techniques. Get all of these factors correct and it will be generally excepted that you will have a quality wine.

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Montague Jazz Apple Cider
3 years ago

Montague Jazz Apple Cider

Montague Cider House had their first release this season. As they own the master licensee for the Jazz Apple in Australia they have the exclusive right to use the trademarked name. So they put it to good use creating the Montague Jazz Apple Cider, which, you guessed it is made from the Jazz apple.

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Seven Oaks Farmhouse Rous Latour Cider
4 years ago

Seven Oaks Farmhouse Rous Latour Cider

Seven Oak Farmhouse Cider are a bit of a rare breed in Australia’s cider scene. We’re starting to see a few single variety ciders on the shelves. Most of these are made with eating apples; one or two might be English cider apples. Seven Oaks are making a single variety cider with the French “Rous Latour” cider apple.
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Wilcox Cheddar Mill Yarlington Mill Medium Cider
5 years ago

Wilcox Cheddar Mill Yarlington Mill Medium Cider

By  •  British

One of things I love about reviewing English ciders is the history. Take this Bottle of Wilcox Cheddar Mill Yarlington Mill Medium Cider; you can trace its history all the way back to their first cider press which started work in 1868. History is one thing, but relying on the hard work of your great granddaddy alone does not make a good cider. Have Wilcox made a modern cider with their traditional training?

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Perry’s Somerset Dabinett Cider
5 years ago

Perry’s Somerset Dabinett Cider

By  •  British

Perry’s cider, the rather confusingly named cider company is famous for their ciders and not so much for their perrys. Since being in the UK, I’ve has the opportunity to try some of Perry limited edition ciders. But today I’m trying one of their more famous blends. Well to call it a blend is a bit of a lie. You see this cider is a single variety cider. Some say the art of cider making is in the blending of different varieties to the makers’ whim. The Somerset Dabinett is made entirely from famous Dabinett cider apples all grown in deepest darkest Somerset.

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