Cider is the Perfect Drink

Let Cider Charm You

 

With its low alcohol and aromatic qualities, cider is an easygoing and charming companion. We love that it’s complex yet unpretentious. Cider has folksy roots in the United States and Europe, but the recent surge of interest during our current artisanal boom means it’s bound for unknown heights. Get in with cider now so you can say you go way back when it hits the big-time. Cider wisdom comes from sales associates Erik Guzinski, Josh Mitzrahi, Tammie Teclemariam, and Marcarthur Barallo, and sales manager Bambi Ray.

Aval Cider 4-pack, Cidre Artisanal $14.99
Cider from northwest France has a reputation for being funky, but this guy is more approachable. Crisp with a wisp of sweetness and lightly earthy on the finish, it might even be a little too easy to gulp down. Drink it in a tall glass with a with a few ice cubes. – EG

Pilton Somerset Keeved Cider $9.97
Keeving is an artisanal cider making method akin to lees aging in winemaking. Pectin forms a gel on top of the liquid, which deprives the yeast of nutrients and stops the fermentation while natural sugar still remains. Pilton has a funky, earthy aromatic nose that gives way to sweet fresh apples on the palate, and a dry and firm finish. Pairs wonderfully with goat cheese and is also the perfect size for a train ride or movie (not that we encourage that). – JM

Poiré “Authentique,” Bordelet – 2015 $17.96
Fresh white fruit, acidity, minerality, and bubbles, all rounded out with the perfect touch of sweetness. I could be describing demi-sec Champagne or sparkling Vouvray, but no, this is just some of the most elegant pear cider around. Bordelet cider is a magical pairing for food, such as scrambled eggs with brioche, chopped liver of all sorts, and chicken tenders. – TT

Manoir du Kinkiz, “Cornouaille” Cider – NV $17.96
A cider that will challenge your tastebuds with its high tannins, acidity, and yeasty flavor. This is a very classic Brittany cider. Great with sharp cheese. – MB

Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider 4 pack $16.96
Need a new, low ABV pre-game beverage? Want a refreshing thirst-quencher with just a bit of extra kick? Made from New York state apples with a splash of their famous rosé, Wölffer cider addresses all these needs. It’s a welcome addition to any party or a great treat for yourself! – BR