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Gurneys Scrumpy
2 weeks ago

Gurneys Scrumpy

Gurneys Scrumpy Cider will be different this year. It will be different again next year. This is a wild Cider. From the apples to the yeast, this Cider is more herded than made.  Read More

Steel Press Cider – Brew Dry
2 years ago

Steel Press Cider – Brew Dry

My last stop on my cider trip around New Zealand is Wellington on the North Island. This is the home of Steel Press Cider, makers of the Brew Dry. Made with fresh local apples. Read More

Scoundrels And Rogues  Repeat Offender
2 years ago

Scoundrels And Rogues Repeat Offender

Scoundrels And Rogues’ Repeat Offender Cider started off as one of those passion projects. Raiding abandoned orchards for baskets of apples. This cider from Christchurch is part 2 of my Craft Ciders of New Zealand series. Read More

Oliver’s Traditional Cider
4 years ago

Oliver’s Traditional Cider

By  •  British

Oliver’s Traditional Cider is basically still, sour, bitter and something I’ve wanted to write about since I started this blog. Let’s hope it’s been worth the wait.

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Hallets Real Cider
4 years ago

Hallets Real Cider

By  •  British

Hallets Real Cider is the first Welsh cider I’ve reviewed. Hallets is a tiny company making this a bit of a rare breed. Being a small company they embrace seasonality. The flavours change  with the seasons and that is just the beginning of what makes Hallets Real Cider exciting.

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Didi, Lucy M and The Gentle Folk Cider
4 years ago

Didi, Lucy M and The Gentle Folk Cider

The Gentle Folk Cider is probably the smallest real cider company I have every reviewed. When I say company I really mean 3 wine makers experimenting with apples and letting the apples and wild yeast dictate what type of cider they want to be made into. So how does a cider made by the wine markers from such labels as Lucy Margaux (Lucy M), Shob Brook Wines (Didi is their experimental range) and Gentle folk stack up?

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