Paynters Reserve Cider

My name is Yvonne Lorkin and I am a cider nut.  While wine is my core business (see what I did there), at least a couple of times a week I’ll treat myself to a glass something amazing made from our old friend the apple. One of my favourite new ciders comes from Paynter’s, winners […]

The Humble Apple

Published NZME Regional Newspapers Sat 8 Aug 2015 The humble apple is a tight package of huge potential, you can bake, stew and fry them, juice, crumble and mousse them.  Thankfully we also have a hugely innovative craft cider industry, so there’s no shortage of people out there who are dedicated to fermenting them.  When […]

St Andrews Sparkling Cider

St Andrews Sparkling Cider 750ml $15 Restaurants and bars across Hawke’s Bay have been enjoying sole custody of this cracking new cider – but that’s all changed now that the nation can buy it from their snazzy new website.  Deeply golden and boasting subtle, fruit-wax and pure apple aromas, it’s produced from apples grown on […]

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Speights Apple Cider

Speights Apple Cider 330ml $16x6pk Great stuff!  This is one of my favourite summertime sips because it smells and tastes like a cross between braeburn and cox’s orange apples, tart, tangy and boasting a clean, clinging texture.  It also has great length of flavour – in fact it’s so good it’s hard to believe it’s […]

Rochdale Pear Cider

Rochdale Pear Cider 330ml ($15 x 4pk) A lovely, full-flavoured cider that bursts with tangy, pure pear character before finishing with refreshing acidity and excellent length of flavour.  Drink super-chilled with snapper slathered in spicy mango salsa.  For stockists in your area contact www.mccashins.co.nz  

Old Mout Cranberry Cider

Old Mout Cranberry Cider 1.25lt $12 The thing I really like about this cider is that it’s not too sweet; in fact it has that delicious cheek-puckering astringency that cranberries are famous for.  It’s also not too fizzy, so no carbonated explosions in the mouth every time you sip – it’s actually incredibly delicate and […]

Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider

Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider 500ml 4% $6.50 This Swedish cider was launched ten years ago by the 155 year old Åbro Bryggeri Brewery in Vimmerby.  It’s a combination I’d never considered for cider and despite it being very sweet and strawberryish initially, the lime kicks in quickly and injects a tangy, cleansing citrus burst […]

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