Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.... oh I do like to be beside the sea.
In the Month of August as we try and head to the seaside between the showers, we thought we would bring the seaside to you with a case of ciders from small producers located close to or on the coast of the South West, many of them new producers to us. This summery case includes:
Fowey Valley 'Castle Dore' Medium Dry 6.5% - Lostwithiel, Cornwall (330ml)
A beautifully light coloured, sparkling medium dry cider form the shore side of the Fowey Valley in South Cornwall, made by wine specialists for a full flavoured and refreshing drink.
Purbeck Cider 'Dorset Draft' Medium 5% - Wareham, Dorset
Made with apples grown near iconic Corfe Castle in picturesque South Dorset, Joe has blended traditional cider apples with some sharper eating apples, for a distinctly sharper and sweeter edge, which when lightly carbonated id deliciously refreshing.
Porlock Cider 'Shepherd's Warning' Medium Sweet 6.5% - Porlock, N Somerset coast
Marc has been making waves up on he North Somerset coast for a few years, and Shepherd's warning is his sweetest offering, still packing a hefty 6.5% punch, with full tannic flavour too.
Sam's 'Poundhouse Medium' 6% - Winkleigh, North Devon
Ok, so it's a bit inland from the classic North Devon surfing beaches, but that's nit-picking! Sam was Sam Inch, the original founder of Inch's Cider, now reincarnated in chemical form in Herefordshire after it's sale in the 1990's.
Original Cider-maker David, not allowed to use the name, started the Winkleigh Cider company, and the Sam's range is what we have today. This is a great Medium with a bit of kick.
Polgoon Original Medium 5% - Penzance, Cornwall
Certainly our most Westerly English cider yet, from not far shy of Lands End, the Polgoon team are vineyard and wine experts, who make damn good cider (and apple juices) too from the unique climate of the area.
Courtneys Cider 'Devon Dapple' 4,5% cloudy Medium - Whimple, Devon
Brad new for Spring 2023, this new cloudy Medium cider is form the old orchards of Whiteways of Whimple, Devon, so is made from old orchards with years of stories to tell. A delicate mix of sharp and sweetness, a lovely easy drinking Summer cider for this dimpsy Devon evenings.