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Willie Smith’s Yarlington Mill 2018
2 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
7 months 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
11 months 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

Willie Smith’s Kingston Black
1 year ago

Willie Smith’s Kingston Black

Lately the lads down at Willie Smith’s have been doing a run of limited releases. Finally they have got around to doing a single variety cider of my favourite apple – introducing the Willie Smith’s Kingston Black 2017. Read More

Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak
1 year ago

Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak

It may be staying the obvious but to make a good cider you need start with good apples. But if you start with just one type of apple, will it have the depth and character? In a test of what an apple can do, Willie Smith release the 2017 Somerset Redstreak Dry Cider . Read More

Spanish Success for Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak
1 year ago

Spanish Success for Willie Smith’s Somerset Redstreak

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Aussie Cider makers are starting to enter international cider competitions. And you know what, they are winning. Today Willie Smith’s announced they won the best Traditional English Cider class at the Spanish Cider Awards with the Somerset Redstreak. Hit those like and subscribe buttons so you’ll be the first to see my upcoming review. Hey, someones got to keep these Spanish judges honest.

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