Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cider Production industry has flourished over the past five years in Australia. This follows a similar revival of the industry in the United Kingdom since 2005. Cider has been in the Australian market for a long time, but has only recently taken off. The product's image has been reinvented to appeal to a new generation of consumers craving an alternative to the choices available to them. In Australia, beer consumption has steadily declined over the past decade, replaced by increases in wine and pre-mixed drinks. Over the past five years, cider has been filling a gap in the market for a refreshing beverage that provides a compromise between the colloquial nature of beer and sophistication of wine... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Cider is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from fruit, with alcohol content at about 5.0%. Ciders can vary in colour, clarity, method of production and flavour, depending on what fruit they are made from.
Apple cider is generally made from fermented cider apples, which are higher in tannin and sugar than the eating apples found at supermarkets. The tougher texture of these apples makes it easier to extract juice. Traditional cider makers use a mix of cider apples, but many breweries are beginning to create cider from a single variety of cider apple, such as Dabinett or Kingston Black. In some methods of production, brewers add sugar to ciders to make them sweeter and more appealing to a wider market... purchase to read more