Archive for December, 2012

Dick Willow’s ‘Dicky Meadows’ Medium/Dry Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Dick Willow’s
Cider Name: ‘Dicky Meadows’ Medium/Dry
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Chilled pint
Smell: Rustic apples/Lightly acidic
Colour: Dull orange
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Dick Willow’s
Date: 31/12/12

We had a good first night here and have just been taking in the sea air and a stroll round Bude today. I had a bit of a brain freeze while out there, but I’m back to the warmth of the cottage now and cracking open the first cider of the evening. Up now is the Dick Willow’s ‘Dicky Meadows’ Medium/Dry Cider.

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Oliver’s Red Pear Cocktail Perry Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Oliver’s
Perry Name: Red Pear Cocktail Perry
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6%
Taste: Sweet
Served: Chilled 750ml bottle
Smell: Sweet pears
Colour: Light straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Oliver’s
Date: 30/12/12

We’ve just had a great meal and it’s time for dessert. With a good dessert you can have a dessert wine, so why not a dessert cider/perry? Thinking along those lines, I thought I’d choose to have a Oliver’s Red Pear Cocktail Perry.

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Oliver’s Three Counties Perry Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Oliver’s
Perry Name: Three Counties Perry
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 6%
Taste: Medium
Served: Chilled 750ml bottle
Smell:
Colour: Golden/Straw
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Oliver’s
Date: 30/12/12

We’ve had a long drive down to Cornwall, we’re all relaxed and comfortable in what will be our home for the next few days and it’s time to crack open a drink or 2 with our dinner. First up today is the Three Counties Perry from Oliver’s

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Dick Willow’s Oaked Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Dick Willow’s
Cider Name: Oaked Cider
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Chilled pint
Smell: Apples/Acidic
Colour: Dull orange/Amber
Clarity: Lightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Dick Willow’s
Date: 30/12/12

We have made it to our cottage down on the Devon/Cornwall border for our New Year retreat. There was drama on the route to pick to get here, which finally turned into drama over missing ingredients, but finally it’s time to chill. Right, time for a cider me thinks! First up is the Dick Willow’s Oaked Cider.

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Honey’s Midford Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Honey’s
Cider Name: Midford Cider
Region: Somerset
ABV: 6.5%
Taste: Medium/Dry
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Apples
Colour: Golden/Amber/Orange
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Dick Willow’s
Date: 29/12/12

It’s not long now until the New Year celebrations begin, so it’s time to up the cider stocks and get in a few new treats to celebrate the New Year in. Off to Dick Willow’s I went and got a few of their own ciders and also the Honey’s Midford cider, which is what I shall be reviewing today.

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Gwynt y Ddraig Gold Medal Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Gwynt y Ddraig
Cider Name: Gold Medal Cider
Region: Glamorgan
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium
Served: Chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Apples/Fruity
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 28/12/12

It’s smack bang in the middle of Christmas and New Year now, which means I can enjoy a good few ciders and just recharge my batteries before I party hard for our trip away at the New Year. There’s no work, there’s peace and quiet and it’s time to have the Gold Medal Cider from Gwynt y Ddraig

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Perry’s Farm Pressed Sweet Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Perry’s
Cider Name: Farm Pressed Sweet Cider
Region: Somerset
ABV: 5%
Taste: Sweet
Served: Chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Sweet apples
Colour: Dull orange
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Lightly sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Bristol Cider Shop
Date: 27/12/12

The period between Christmas and the New Year is always a funny one for me. It’s like you party hard for a few days with friends and family, then you get the realisation that you have to work a bit more until you can go let your hair down again. Today was my final working day of the year, so the cider party can now officially begin again for a good few more days! Up first today is the Farm Pressed Sweet Cider from Perry’s

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