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Willie Smith’s Yarlington Mill 2018
3 weeks 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

Gurneys Orchard Reserve
3 months ago

Gurneys Orchard Reserve

Gurney Cider Orchard Reserve is one of a new strain of cider hitting the shelves at the moment, showing off the newer trees in the orchard to create deeper flavours.

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Dunkertons Dry Organic Cider
8 months ago

Dunkertons Dry Organic Cider

By  •  British

The year is 1980 in Herefordshire, England. Susie and Ivor are new arrives to the area. There is one major cider maker in town. The husband and wife duo saw an opportunity, at that moment Dunkerton’s Cider was born. Dunkerton’s Dry Organic Cider is one of their flagship ciders.  Read More

Spreyton Cider – The Big Q
1 year ago

Spreyton Cider – The Big Q

Last year I looked at the Spreyton Cidermakers Select 2016 Vintage. I was impressed at how much, their already good cider, had improved. Following up on the success of that …
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Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders
1 year ago

Henry’s of Harcourt Single Variety Ciders

Henry of Harcourt is a bit of a rare breed of cider makers. Every year they make a series of ciders only made from one type of apple in each. This gives cider fans a chance to isolate an individual apple flavour removing variables like terroir and seasonality of these single variety ciders.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in a Sydney beach side suburb, I sat down with a few friends to compare the 5 single variety ciders, The Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, Michelin, De Boutteville, Chatagnier. I’m going to break this down with a video and some individual takes on the different apples. Read More

Lost Pippin Special Release Vintage 2014
2 years ago

Lost Pippin Special Release Vintage 2014

Sometimes cidermakers make a cider that will have a wide appeal, to sell well and get their name out there. Sometimes they cut loose, experiment a bit and make something they want to drink. When you get your hands on one like that it’s probably something you want to pay attention to.  That’s the back story for Lost Pippin’s Special Release 2014.

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Daylesford Farmhouse Dry 2015
2 years ago

Daylesford Farmhouse Dry 2015

Daylesford Cider had been channelling their British roots again when it came time for Farmhouse Dry.  This 2015 vintage cider is made from organic heritage apples and is completely devoid of bubbles.

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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