by Jill Pope in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 December 2010

Cider is the new beer. Everyone knows this. But the problem is, just like beer, now the market is flooded with the full gamut of low and high quality drinks in a variety of appetising and not-so-appetising flavours. So how does the discerning cider drinker choose? One brand remains true to its roots — Henry of Harcourt, who produce traditional apple ciders and perry (pear cider) an hour north of Melbourne.

Not only do you cut down your food miles, these ciders are the real deal — deliciously fresh, made from varieties such as Pink Lady in dry styles. Cut through the sub-standard brews and give the HoH Duck and Bull a go — bone dry and at 9 percent, gives you quite a kick.