by Eat. Sip. Chew. in New Food and Packaging on Friday 3 December 2010

‘Tis the season for hard cider. So says Eric Asimov, and people tend to heed his recommendations. At least, I do. So while I scour my favorite haunts for the beautiful natural cider from Julien Frémont’s symbiotic Apple Orchard and Cattle Farm in Normandy, France (you must find this), I’m also looking for Lobo’s honest Cider rendition: cloudy and unfiltered from Adelaide Hills, Australian apples.

It’s the marrying of passion for craft and design that resonates within me – Lobo is made by a fifth generation apple grower and his recidivist cidermaker – with labels illustrated by Jason Holley for the edgy Mash Design studio. Lovely isn’t it?