Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cider Sunday - The Australian Cider Awards 2012

If you didn't already have a 100 reasons to celebrate cider then you will come October! 

The Australian Cider Awards will be held in Orange NSW on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th October with over one hundred cider entries to be judged by UK cider expert Andrew Lea, Max Allen and Neil Cameron. The celebration of Cider will then continue in Sydney with a presentation dinner and a weekend of tasting at the Hotel Steyne in Manly.


Cider Apple from Small Acres Cyder - Orange

The Judges
The judges will include:

  • English Cider Expert and author of Craft Cider Making - Dr Andrew Lea
  • Award winning wine writer Max Allen - Follow Max Allen on Twitter or check out his site here
  • Architect of William Bull Brewing & Angus Red Pilsner - Neal Cameron.


The Cider
There are strict rules for entry and you won't find any flavoured cider or perry here. The classes in which the cider will be judged are:


1. Dry Cider – specific gravity up to 1005.
2. Medium Cider – specific gravity between 1005 and 1012.
3. Sweet Cider – specific gravity 1012 and above.
4. Bottle Conditioned / Methode Champenoise Cider.
5. Dry Perry – specific gravity up to 1005.
6. Medium Perry – specific gravity between 1005 and 1012.
7. Sweet Perry – specific gravity 1012 and above.
8. Bottle Conditioned / Methode Champenoise Perry.
9. Dry Cider made using water and/or sugar in the production process.
10. Medium Cider made using water and/or sugar in the production process.
11. Sweet Cider made using water and/or sugar in the production process.
12. Dry Perry made using water and/or sugar in the production process.
13. Medium Perry made using water and/or sugar in the production process.
14. Sweet Perry made using water and/or sugar in the production process.
The Events
A presentation ( 5 course degustation) dinner will follow the awards on Friday October 12 at the Sebel in Surry Hills. To find out more and register for the dinner click here


Saturday & Sunday @ The Steyne Hotel
To purchase tickets click here

It should be a wonderful few days. I look forward to meeting some of you out there. 

Will you be attending?

2 comments:

Not Quite Nigella said...

Erin, I think you should be a judge! :D

simple recipes said...

WOW, looks amazing :) Love your blog

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