As part of a $500,000 Australian Government investment to reach developing craft cider markets overseas, including Japan, and to support the local industry, Max Allen has authored The Australian Cider Guide.
The guide educates readers about the history and production of cider, the ingredients that make an authentic Australian cider and tips on food and cider pairing for the perfect flavour experience.
It is intended to help support the industry during the peak selling season of spring/summer and recover from the impact experienced by the Australia craft cider industry due to the closure of hospitality venues due to the pandemic.
“While the export market is very important for the Australian cider industry, there is still significant potential at a local level, with Australian craft cider producers representing less than 15 per cent of the cider market here,” said Sam Reid, Cider Australia President and craft cider producer.
“Australia is producing world-class craft cider and The Australian Cider Guide will help Cider Australia promote the diversity of Australian ciders and the regions in which they’re produced.”
Publication of The Australian Cider Guide follows the 2018 introduction of the ‘100% Australian Grown’ trust mark, which enables consumers to identify craft ciders made from Australian grown apples and pears; helping them support local businesses.
Latest release: Alpine Cloudy a spring cider release from snow country
Evacuated twice under threat of bushfires and two lockdowns later, the team at Alpine Cider put their heads down during Lockdown 2.0 and turned their attention on what they could do differently when it came to their cider production processes.
They have created something quite unique: the distinctive cloudy cider, Alpine Cloudy. Described by their chief cider maker as the most innovative and distinctive recipe that they have ever attempted, Alpine Cider will be a seasonally limited release.
Ross Nightingale, director at Nightingale Bros Alpine Cider said, “We are really excited to add this latest cider to our popular range of Pink Lady ciders and non-alcoholic sparkling juices. Although only a limited release this spring, we will definitely build on that from our apple harvest next year
Made from 100% family grown, hand picked apples uses a selected blend of cider varietals and dessert apples farmed on our own orchards. Sun burnt yellow straw colour with a cloudy haze. Submerge your senses into a traditional apple richness with subtle hints of toffee, butterscotch & caramel. Daring fruity flavours with light tannins gripping your tastebuds and rendering a dry finish. It is ABV 7% and gluten free.
Due to its limited run, order Alpine Cloudy directly from Nightingale Bros Alpine Cider. Phone: +61 459 095 409 or +61 3 5755 1318.