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Picking The Country’s Top Cider

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A local cider expert has sniffed, swirled and sipped his way through the high-end quality of cider and beer exhibited at the New World Beer and Cider Awards.

Jody Scott, a first-time judge at the awards and the head cider maker at Zeffer Cider in Hastings, said there were a record number of quality entries for the awards.

All entries vied for a spot in the awards’ Top 30, which will see the winning beers and ciders take pride of place on New World shelves nationwide.

“This year was a record entry of 645 brews from 102 brewers across NZ including some international entries as well.

Photo: From left, Zeffer Cider CFO, COO Greg Small, head cider maker Jody Scott, and founder/cider maker Sam Whitmore enjoy a cold bottle of cider. Photo / Warren Buckland

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Posted: 24 March 2019

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