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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Henry Westons Cider

The increasing interest in cider in Australia over the past couple of years has seen many new entrants into the market, both local and imported, but we have a lot of drinking in front of us to challenge England, the lions of both cider production and consumption worldwide.

Perhaps one of the reasons cider has never really taken off here before is that the big mass producers weren't as interested in the real character of cider, which is traditionally made with particular varieties of apples that give taste and structure to the drink, apples which aren't particularly good for eating as they tend to be quite tannic.

There were some smaller boutique producers, Henry of Harcourt and Kellybrook Winery come to mind, who make first rate ciders, but it wasn't until overseas producers saw an opportunity to introduce well made cider from proper cider apples that anyone here took notice.

One of the recent arrivals from England is certainly worth a look, not just for its higher alcohol level (8.2%), but its distinct apple character that would definitely appeal to pinot noir drinkers who admire that funky earthy character particular to some of the great bottles.

Henry Westons Cider is no shrinking violet and could be confronting to someone used to the more delicate commercial brands. They also make a point of declaring the vintage right on the bottle.

If you're a fan of big flavours, this cider could suit you to a tee, especially as the weather cools.
  posted at 5:02 pm

At 11:28 pm, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Over 8% alcohol! Guinness with cider, love it ... what is it called ... a Black & Tan?

At 4:19 pm, Anonymous Sammie said...

I love cider! I usually go for Hornsby's... because I can find it pretty much anywhere. But I wish I had more options to choose from!

At 3:22 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, It is pretty potent, if you wanted, Acouple of Westons would get the job done. I think a mixture of Guinness & cider is a Priest's Collar, don't ask me why!

Hi sammie, Know how you fell re lack of choice, it was like that here until only a couple of years ago, now we're spolit for choice.

At 10:39 pm, Anonymous steven said...

I'm bookmarking these to try this weekend.

At 5:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just tried it, what a great cider!
We also tried the Weston's organic which was also excellent drinking.

At 7:38 am, Blogger Katie Zeller said...

I had no idea England produced that much cider.... I thought it was a French thing - Normandy.... Hmmm, Guess I see the relationship....

At 3:17 pm, Anonymous Cin said...

we picked up a couple of ciders to try just last night from our local and the guy was telling us that ciders have increased in popularity as the sweeter stuff has come in. The teenage market has moved from those whatchamacallit sweet alcopops and girls are drinking the sweet ciders and boys the drier stuff.

As for me, I'm still waiting to have a drink this weekend!

At 4:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been hooked on the vintage ever since the first drop drizzled down my gullet.
5 star goodness

At 2:32 pm, Anonymous JimD said...

It is indeed a great drink. Unfortunatly cider has been destroyed by Marketing Managers. Coming from Sandford in Somerset (Thatchers) and living in Dorset prior to Sydney, I cry to see what is passed as cider and the cost! It should be cheaper than beer. But Marketing wants a new Merc or BMW with every pallet sold. The prive in UK is about 1/3 to 1/2 the price here for the imports. See here for a comparison.

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