Ever since apples have been grown in New Zealand, cider has been made. Cider continues to grow in popularity every year, and the variety of products increases. Find out more about cider, how its made, and top tips for consuming this refreshing beverage.

  • What is cider and how is it made?

    By
    Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist

    Read more about what cider is, and the manufacturing process.  see more

  • The A - Z of cider

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    Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist

    Impress your friends with this cider related trivia. Everything you ever wanted to know, from A to Z!  see more

  • Cider and food matching

    By
    Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist

    Pairing your cider with a well matched food can help bring out flavours in your drink, and lead to greater enjoyment.  see more

  • Cider Tasting

    By
    Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist

    The approach to tasting cider is broadly the same as that with wine, not surprising given that many of the sensorial properties are shared between the two drinks.   see more

  • Global cider making

    By
    Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist

    Cider traditions, history and manufacture vary around the globe, from the USA's original alcoholic drink to the growth of fruit flavours in many markets.  see more

  • Storing and cellaring cider

    By
    Gabe Cook - The Ciderologist

    Cider sits in a unique space between its more heralded alcoholic siblings – it is made like a wine but served (mostly) like a beer.   see more