There was old yarn about the pioneers pushing west. Their efforts were foiled by a dog sitting on their tuckerbox spoiling the food supplies. Borambola Wines also had dog who stood guard who met an untimely end and have chosen to name their cider, Tuckerbox Apple Cider, after this Jack Russel Terrior box. Borambola Wines are based between Gundagai and Wagga Wagga in the central southern region of New South Wales. The company started as a winery and while they do grow the grapes locally, the apples are sourced from Orange. And hey, we know Orange grows great apples so we are off to a good start.
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.
Little Green Sweet Apple Cider is the latest attempt at a “cider” by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). The people who brought you the omnishambles that is Pure Blonde Cider. Just reading the side of the can will give you an idea about how clueless they are about what cider is and how apples work.
Recently, at the Australian Cider Festival, I had a chat to Shane from Hillbilly Cider who introduced me to the best in class award-winning Sweet Julie Cider. This is the first cider to feature the new Australian apple BPN 02 or to give it its’ trade name “Julie”