Style Guide

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 current 2018 Style Guide outlines the Australian Cider Awards classes. The 2018 Competition Information sets out the eligibility criteria, entry rules and other information on how to enter the Awards.

Key changes to the Awards classes in 2018 are:

  • there is a new lighter strength cider class for products with an ABV of 1.15-3.5%
  • the ‘Medium’ cider and perry classes are split into ‘Medium’ (~ 9 – 25g/L sugar) and ‘Medium Sweet’ (~ 25-40g/L sugar)
  • the apple and pear spirits class is split into a non-aged (Eau de Vie) and an aged spirits class.


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