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The Cide Project
2 years ago

The Cide Project

We all have are side projects. The half restored V8 in the garage, building the back deck or maybe it’s that blog about Aussie ciders you, I mean I, write once a week. We all have big dreams for our side projects but a rare and honourable thing when that side project becomes a reality. That’s what happened when a group of wine industry mates raided their parent’s farm for some apples. The Cide Project Cider was born. Read More

Napoleone Methode Traditionelle
3 years ago

Napoleone Methode Traditionelle

Digging deep into the cool room I found a bottle that I was meant to write about months ago. I found a bottle of Napoleone Methode Traditionelle Apple. Given Napoleone‘s track record I’m not sure why I haven’t cracked it open earlier.

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Napoleone & Co –  Apple Cider Review
5 years ago

Napoleone & Co – Apple Cider Review

A cider, by wine makers, Napoleone Apple Cider is a family operation that grows, presses and ferments the fruit themselves. This gives them total control over the end product, which has earnt them a silver medal in theĀ 2013 Cider Australia Awards for medium ciders (specific gravity between 1005 and 1012).
The Napoleone family immigrated from Italy in the 1940’s settling in the Yarra Valley. They set about planting apples for the eating market. Today they have around 250 hectares of apple trees. In the late 1980 vines were planted and was later turned to wine sold under the Punt Road label.
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Golden Axe – When Geeks Mean Business
5 years ago

Golden Axe – When Geeks Mean Business

I’m here to chop wood and drink cider, and I’m all out of wood. The Golden Axe Cider is here, but I think this lumberjack has been cutting hay.

Golden Axe Cider caught my eye with some great graphic artistry on the label. Featuring a computer generated caricature of a lumberjack, the Golden Axe really stands out on the shelf. That’s only superficial. The geeks behind the cider sound like my type of people. Read More