Cider Australia maintains a comprehensive Style Guide as part of the Australian Cider Awards. The Style Guide was developed in consultation with the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP).
The Style Guide is updated each year. A copy of the 2020 Style Guide can be found here.
There were no changes to the Awards classes in 2019 or 2020. In 2018, a new lighter strength cider class (1.15-3.5%) was introduced, and the ‘Medium’ cider and perry classes were split into ‘Medium’ (~ 9 – 25g/L sugar) and ‘Medium Sweet’ (~ 25-40g/L sugar), and the apple and pear spirits class was split into a non-aged (Eau de Vie) and aged spirit.