Picking The Country’s Top Cider

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 For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 24 March 2019