DISCOVER THE GREATEST CIDERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
YOUR INVITATION TO A TUTORED TASTING IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME
- price per household, min. 3 households – includes delivered price of 9 bottles in total to 3 addresses (3 x 3) and a 30 minute virtual tutored tasting
- a fun and informative way to discover a whole world of drinks – tasting is believing!
- a ‘one-on-one’ Zoom tasting with Alistair Morrell, AKA The Wine Inspector, CCO Cider Is Wine
‘English Counties Ciders’ Tasting Pack
- Once Upon A Tree Bacchus Cider Co-Ferment 2018 75cl
- Cidentro Still Cider 2018 75cl
- Broadway Press Ice Cyder Original 50cl
full product details below – click on links to tasting notes and food pairing ideas, also on this page
Not All Ciders Are The Same!
For the most part, mass market ciders are manufactured, not made (and contain as little as 35% juice, all of which can be from concentrate).
100% apple and/or pear content ciders are inextricably linked to ‘terroir’, the term used by French winemakers for the unique characteristics linked to a particular vineyard or, in the case of cider, those of locality and the orchard, the apple and/or pear varieties used and the skill and passion of the cidermaker.
These are ciders made like wine, following the global standard for wine, namely that it should only contain the freshly pressed and fermented juice of the fruit without any concentrates. It’s what gives wine such broad appeal with every wine different.
Just like wines, these ciders come with taste profiles that run from dry to sweet… from bolder and earthier, more structured and tannic… to lighter and brisker, with delicate acidity and balance… from refreshingly lip-smackingly light and gold… to deep amber… from clear to cloudy… and from still to sparkling.
Then there are the aromas that resonate through: from clean, crisp fresh green apples… to those of apricots, walnuts, figs, browned butter, toffee and golden raisins.
Just like wines made from grapes!
Then there is the kaleidoscope of food matching opportunities, too. These full fruit content ciders are often more versatile than their grape wine cousins when it comes to matching dishes.
Alistair’s talk is a perfect introduction to the rewarding world of 100% fruit content ciders – and, as you will discover, a very different proposition from the mass market, 35% content product.
Use the contact page if you have any questions to ask Alistair about booking.
Once Upon A Tree Bacchus Cider Co-Ferment 2018 75cl
Beautifully complex, perfumed aromatics of elderflower and hay that give way to gentle hazelnut, lemon and apricot aromas. Lemon zest and crisp apple initially on the palate, then developing bread-like notes with a clean yet lingering finish with a hint of dried apricot.
The colour of bright pale gold in the glass with delicate petillance / spritz. observable in the glass.
Cidentro Still Cider 2018 75cl
An exclusive dry, still vintage cider from the finest English cider apples using 100% freshly pressed juice, it’s matured for 6 months for flavours to fully develop, giving an elegance of style and depth of character which can be enjoyed in the same way as wine.
Broadway Press Ice Cyder Original 50cl
Crafted from dessert apple varieties like Cox and Russet, this clean, crisp and fruity medium cyder is low in tannins but rich in aromatic compounds and unbelievably smooth.