I apologize for my recent absence from writing here. Don't worry, I didn't drown surfing or O.D. on wine. I've just been busy with my new position at Albens Cider here in Bali, Indonesia.
Albens Cider is the first cider to be produced in Indonesia and has only been on the market for about a year. In this short period of time, it's already gained a significant following. I'm hoping that I'll be able to help continue this growth and aim to produce the best cider possible.
For those of you confused where I fit in here, 'cider' is a type of alcoholic beverages produced from fermented fruit (most commonly apples, just like ours here at Albens) and has an alcohol level that usually falls at or below 8.5% v/v (often significantly below). There are varying stories as to its origins, but it's safe to say that the majority of its production has historically been England, where locals have been producing and drinking similar beverages for over 2,000 years.
Though my passion for winemaking will never leave me, I'm excited to be facing a new challenge. Moving forward, I'll be publishing some articles about cider and cider production. But don't worry, there will still be plenty of wine articles coming (not to mention all the other stuff I usually go on about).