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Spreyton Cider – The Big Q
3 years 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
3 years 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
4 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
4 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
4 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

Daylesford Cider  – ‘Alf n ‘Alf
4 years ago

Daylesford Cider – ‘Alf n ‘Alf

Daylesford Cider is one of those companies that have taken forever to become an overnight success story. Their story begins with planting trees in 2003. Now they are winning awards for their ciders. The ‘Alf n ‘Alf Is a bit of a rarity in the Aussie scene.

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Spreyton Cidermaker’s Select Vintage 2016
5 years ago

Spreyton Cidermaker’s Select Vintage 2016

2 years ago I looked at the Spreyton Vintage 2014 and thought that it was a pretty decent cider with bags of potential. Spreyton Cider Co, stylistically, have been growing rapidly. Now they have released the Cidermaker’s Select Vintage Select 2016.  Read More

Henney’s Vintage Cider
5 years ago

Henney’s Vintage Cider

By  •  British

It’s cold wet and windy. The east coast of Australia is getting drenched by a once in a 30 year low pressure system. The streets are under water. Australian cider makers don’t make cider for this situation. Luckily there is a cider making region that regularly deals with gloomy weather and they make some pretty decent ciders. So I’ve picked up a bottle of  Henney’s Vintage Cider. This 2014 vintage is a still cider from England’s west country county of Herefordshire. Read More