Boris the Wild King

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Wild or Indigenous yeasts have long been talked about in winemaking since the standardisation that commercial cultured yeasts have provided. Crafters the world over let their fermentations “go wild” for both philosophical and sensory reasons with varying results. The more … Read More

Feeling A Cider

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How  wine  or cider “feels” in the mouth of a taster is such a rarely spoken about and close to the least understood aspect of sensory evaluation and yet one of the most important. The physical aspect of assessing “mouth … Read More

Introduction to AK (Adrian Kenny)

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One of the first things that people notice is the level of passion and enthusiasm I have toward Cider and Winemaking. I’m compulsive about throwing every bit of energy, innovation, creativity and scientific training that I can to make the … Read More

Shouldn’t It Be Pink ?

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It’s been a pretty big couple of weeks for the cellar as we’ve done a stack of blending and getting some products ready for packaging in the Cider Shed. It’s like leaving home for the first time and filled with … Read More

Betty Gets a Winter Workout

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It’s not often Betty (our basket press) gets swung into action, but when we’re pressing for the 2015 CORE-upted there is no other option! A mere 6 different types of apples will go into this year’s blend after a barrel … Read More

Flavour Is King !

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Overall though, it’s about the balance of the type of flavours, to the amount of them. Getting a balance between the primary fruit flavours to the secondary crafting influences and a balance between restraint and power. A balance we’ve worked … Read More

A Little Sensory is Good for the Soul

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I frequently get asked about what types of things to look out for when enjoying a cider or wine. Over the next few posts I will outline some of the basics and give some insights to how the crafters “sensorialy … Read More

Hard CORE Sensory

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I’m very excited that after a gazillion experiments and trials to be able to share our 2015 Hard CORE cider! But before we get into the tasting, permit me to share some of the work that has gone into it. … Read More