On this episode of the Scenery we charged our glasses with some fresh cider and spoke to Warwick and Steve from Lobo Cider and the Hills Cider Company respectively. Also on the agenda was the latest goings on at Espionage Gallery with curator Joshua Smith.
It is an undeniable fact that cider has exploded within the liquor industry over the last four or so years. From the meager offerings of Foster’s brewed Strongbow and Mercury brands, the category has now increased to include imported, more domestic brewed, supermarket home brand and craft cider.
Craft cider, much like craft beer, has introduced the consumer to a completely different level of product. Even within the category of craft cider you could distinctly seperate the category into two parts: cider made by brewers, and cider made by wine makers.
Cider made with the brewing mentality tends to be a fuller, bolder drink with the idea mainly for it to be consumed on its own. Wine makers on the other hand tend to look at the making of cider much like wine, and try to marry to fruit and acid elements of the cider to create a more subtle, fresh drink.
It’s the latter approach to cider that has seen it added to degustations, and food matchings particularly with cheeses, pork dishes and spicy foods. A burgeoning culture of cider is underway, with various craft producers existing in the Adelaide Hills, using Hills apples. Houghtons, Lobo and the Hills Cider Company are among the leaders of the craft cider category in Australia. The Scenery caught up with Warwick Billings of Lobo and Steve Dorman of the Hills Cider Company.
Contrary to current belief, street art and particularly stencil art, did exist before Exit Through the Gift Shop. We caught up with Espionage Gallery curator Joshua Smith to talk about A Cut Above Two international stencil art exhibition featuring some of the world’s best stencil artist. We also took this opportunity to get a quick history on Adelaide stencil art from Josh, and a little bit about how the man himself works.
This week’s feature track comes from Vancouver. Rock Duo Japandroids released their highly anticipated follow up to their debut, Celebration Rock. We quickly grabbed the first song that we could off the new record which just happened to be…
So Long, and thanks for all the fish.