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Drink Differently!

 

YOUR PASSPORT TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S FINEST CIDERS!

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS IN OUR SHOP

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Delicious… sustainable… authentic… artisan and representing excellent value for money!

Here at Cider is Wine, we’re asking drinkers – and wine drinkers in particular – to take a new look at cider and to put aside bad memories of early youth to discover what are sophisticated, elegant and delicious drinks with a rightful place alongside wine.

All our ciders reflect the growing interest consumers have in quality and authenticity and the general move to drinking less, but better – very much part of the move to healthier living: on average these ciders contain about half the alcohol of most wines, as well as being gluten free and, in the vast majority of cases, vegetarian and vegan friendly.

(Click on this link and view this short and informative video about what ‘terroir’ means: Meg Maker: Terroir and Vermont Cider)

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KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR CIDER

Cider Is Wine’ has been conceived to address an issue for consumers – and that is the word ‘cider’ and what it actually means…

EU law defines ‘wine’ (made from grapes) as a product obtained exclusively from the total or partial alcoholic fermentation of fresh grapes, whether or not crushed, or of grape must – so 100% grape juice. Cider Is Wine defines ciders and perries that it promotes and markets as a product obtained exclusively from the total or partial alcoholic fermentation of fresh apples and/or pears.

35% Vs 100%

The majority of British ciders contain only 35% juice – we can do a lot better.

So what’s in the other 65%?
Unlike for wine, there’s no global standard for cider: the minimum apple or pear content for ciders in the UK is 35%, the USA is set at 50%, in Sweden it’s just 15%, and in Australia and New Zealand it’s 0%.

So, as a statement, ‘cider is wine*’ gets to the core of what goes into making a premium cider or perry when using only 100% freshly-pressed and fermented apples or pears, with harvesting, juicing, fermenting and ageing all being processes that belong to both wines and ciders, and in the creation of drinks that are redolent of locality – what winemakers call ‘terroir’ – and in the values, skills, pride and passion of the producer.

Cider Is Wine’s mission is to define a new global drinks category for ciders and perries made from 100% apples and pear, never-from-concentrate, juice that consumers will recognise as simply representing the best of the best.

(*definition [Collins Concise Dictionary, 21st Century Edition] wine: an alcoholic drink produced by the fermentation of grapes… an alcoholic drink produced in this way from other fruits…)

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CIDER IS WINE – 100% NATURAL…
100% QUALITY… 100% SATISFACTION

Cider Is Wine is a quality mark, and the Cider Is Wine hologram that you’ll find on alliance member bottles is a guarantee that the ciders have been made exclusively from 100% apple and/or pear juice with the cidermakers – like winemakers – following the same exacting production methods that reflect the varieties used, the locations where they are grown created by makers who are passionate about the quality of the product they produce.

These ciders run through the whole taste profile, from the driest of the dry to the sweetest of the sweet, and every point in between, and are the opposite of the taste of mass market ciders.

Cider and perry made with 100% apple or pear juice is a natural product that offers real quality and a wonderful range of tastes to satisfy the most discerning palate, proudly made for pure drinking pleasure.

AS WE SAY, IT’S ABOUT THE BEST OF THE BEST AND THE STATEMENT ‘CIDER IS WINE’ IS A POWERFUL WAY OF SAYING JUST THAT

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