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Willie Smith’s Pet Nat
2 months ago

Willie Smith’s Pet Nat

Pet Nat wines are all the rage at the moment, probably because of their cider like qualities. It was only a matter of time until we started to see Pet Nat Ciders hitting the market. Willie Smith’s Pet Nat Sturmer Pippin Cider is one of the first to fit that bill. Read More

Willie Smith’s Cool as Ice
3 months ago

Willie Smith’s Cool as Ice

Cool As Ice, one of 3 new releases created by Willie Smiths new head cider maker Thomas New. Over the next few weeks, I’ll look at the trio. But, like an American at the breakfast table I’m going to start with the dessert cider, Cool As Ice.  Read More

Willie Smith Sullivan Cove Whisky Barrel Aged Cider 2019
5 months ago

Willie Smith Sullivan Cove Whisky Barrel Aged Cider 2019

The team at Willie Smiths have joined forces again with the crowd over at Sullivan Cove Whisky Distillery to create a Whisky Barrel Aged Cider. This is the second time they have done this although it’s the first time when they have made it with cider apples Read More

Willie Smith’s Yarlington Mill 2018
2 years ago

Willie Smith’s Yarlington Mill 2018

Willie Smith’s are continuing to play with single variety ciders. This time they are taking on the big guns of the cider apple world. Welcome the Willie Smith’s Yarlington Mill Cider Read More

Willie Smiths French Blend
2 years ago

Willie Smiths French Blend

Willie Smiths have always been influenced by the French cider makers. It’s been evident over the years in their quest for French style funk. The French Blend is the pinnacle of this quest. Read More

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2018
2 years ago

Real Cider Reviews Best Ciders of 2018

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2018, done and dusted. It’s time to look back at the Real Cider Reviews’ Best Ciders of 2018.

I’ve had a pretty amazing year from being asked to speak at the Australian Cider Conference in Baltow in May. July, I got to tick off a massive item off my bucket list when I packed up my bike and rode from Somerset to Herefordshire. More recently I moved out of the hustle and bustle of Sydney to the fresh air of Armidale in the north of the state. I bought a house with a big garden and within a month I had planted my first apple tree, more will follow. I don’t know where that project will end up but that is the exciting part.  Read More

2018 Australian Cider Awards
2 years ago

2018 Australian Cider Awards

It’s been a pretty tough year Australian Agriculture. Most of the state’s are suffering through the worst drought since records began. But tonight there the rain is falling the ciders are cold and there are smiles on faces. The industry is growing in quality and depth and the 2018 Australian Cider Awards celebrate that.

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Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged
3 years ago

Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged

This is Willie Smith’s Whisky Aged Cider. I often talk about a sense of place with a cider. Apples reflect the soil they’re rooted in. Vintages reflect the season. Wild yeasts native to a cider house sneak in with a signature flourish. A simple glass of cider can be a lesson in everything from meteorology to geography and even history. Read More