Saturday, January 28, 2012


Cider is the new black apparently. An article in BRW magazine last year said so. It's certainly a habit I've picked up since moving to Tasmania. When you live somewhere that produces such fantastic apples and pears, it would be a shame not to indulge. I love the Blighs cider on tap at the Red Velvet Lounge in Cygnet. It reminds me of the "Ebbelwoi" (apple wine) from the Hessen region of Germany that I stayed in in the late 1980s. Dry, slightly sour and refreshing. Today I picked up a couple of bottles of Two Metre Tall's Huon Farmhouse Dry Cider and Poire from MoMa, the new market at MONA. Delicious and perfect for a hot sunny afternoon.

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