'Cheeky' Main Ridge cider hits the streets big-time
The soaring popularity of cider in Australia has led to
the production of the country's first mulled cider by Main Ridge
Just launched, the cider has been snapped up by major retailers
Woolworths Liquor, Dan Murphy, BWS, Vintage Cellars and other
premium liquor outlets in every state.
Winery owners Matt and Ruth Gallace say their latest offering is
the result of traditional wine-making techniques handed down
through generations then mixed with a healthy disrespect for rules
on how wines, liqueurs and ciders made from real fruit should
The limited edition Cheeky Rascal was created by a team headed
by senior winemaker and brewer Wayne Hewett and is packed with
cinnamon, star anise, orange, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla beans and
"It's like a mouth-watering burst of hot toasty apple pie or
steamy poached pear crumble," Mrs Gallace said.
"Mulled cider has been around for centuries but getting the
recipe right and then putting it together in a spice bag which can
simply be dropped in a perfectly complemented cider has never been
done in this country."