100% JUICE, 100% SATISFACTION
WE MEAN IT – LOVE THEM OR WE’LL REPLACE THEM!*
All the products you’ll find on the Cider Is Wine website are made according to globally accepted grape winemaking rules and regulations: from 100% fruit using no concentrates.
This is very different from mass market ciders, perries and fruit wines where no international regulations apply: here in the UK you can call a drink ‘cider’ or ‘perry’ if it contains just 35% apple or pear juice (even less for fruit wines), all of which can come from concentrate. So, in a word, ‘anonymised’.
Our products are redolent of their terroir, vintage, the fruit used and the skill and passion of the maker – wines by any other name. They cover every hue and taste profile, from the driest of the dry to the sweetest of the sweet, and every point between.
You’ll find they match with a wide range of different foods and cuisines, from the most delicate of fish and vegetarian dishes, to those that are spicy and full flavoured. You can look at the Cider Is Wine Food Matching Wheel to see what we mean.
Look for the Cider Is Wine hologram on every bottle – your guarantee of 100% juice and no concentrates: you really have nothing to lose – and a whole world of taste and satisfaction to explore!
*We’re proud of what we do and the products we sell and have every confidence that each will surprise and delight. So much so that we’ll replace any of these products in this offer if they don’t meet your expectations by giving you a voucher to buy something else from us to the same cost of the original product(s) purchased.
Brännland Claim Iscider 2018
A true and original expression of the country, its apples and the family of ciders from which it was born. Claim evokes lightness and light, spring and summer, in contrast to the flavours and scents of late autumn and winter apples associated with the company’s traditional ice cider.
Brännland Pernilla Perle 2017
This year’s Pernilla Perle differs from earlier years in that it is drier and has a higher profile of apple clarity with more outspoken tannins. 2017 was one of the hardest years for decades for apple growing in Sweden with heavy frost and hail in the spring. As a result, the 2017 harvest has given our cider a rather more austere, yet elegant and more complex style compared to previous vintages. The balance between sugar, alcohol and fruit has been joined by a length that holds great promise for future development and ageing.
What Does It Mean To Be Different?
A collaboration between Cider Is Wine, awareness leader Wrestling Demons, and Hereford cidery Little Pomona, the concept behind the cider was to open up the conversation and ask people from all walks of life and professions: “What does it mean to be different?”. Every sale creates a donation to ‘Me, Myself In Mind’, an organisation that provides 1-2-1 therapy sessions for hospitality professionals.
A class act, this still cider is made from Dabinett apples aged in barrels that come from the prestigious right bank of Bordeaux’s wine-growing area (whilst we’re not allowed to know their precise provenance these are classic St.Emilion or Pomerol puncheons, 500 litre oak casks).
Templar’s Choice Vintage Brut 2016
This cider has undergone in-bottle malolactic fermentation, a similar process to wine ageing in the bottle. Freshly pressed apple juice is keeved on its own yeasts for a slow fermentation throughout the winter months and then bottled at the right degree of specific gravity for its dry taste style. Again, the fermentation is controlled by keeving, a little racking, together with the quality of fruit to achieve a well-controlled secondary fermentation in the bottle to provide a natural effervescence after 6-8 weeks.
*Keeving is an artisan cider-making technique used to create a natural cider without sweetening or pasteurisation. Wild yeasts, cool cellars and low nutrient orchards are all key elements in the process. Only 100% fresh pressed cider apples are used, no sugar, no water, and nothing else.