The Wimbledon Case - July 2023

The Wimbledon Case - July 2023

Regular price £28.00 Sale price £23.00

The Wimbledon Case

This month’s selection is a mixture of established producers and new kids on the block – much like the players at the famous championships. And much like their tennis playing counterparts they each have their own unique approach to deliver their signature cider!

Apple County ‘Dabinett’ (6.5%) Monmouthshire

Ben Culpin is an established player on the circuit and this has always been one of our favourite ciders – so we were amazed when we realised that we’d never featured it in our subscription case! It’s a single-varietal made from the Dabinett apple and is made just over the border in South Wales. A strong start from the established producers. 15 - Love.

Broadway Press ‘Original Ice Cyder’ (5.2%) Worcestershire

Michael Burford invented a new way to make cider and has been making his way up through the rankings with some great results. He freezes the apples to break down the cells and this produces an extremely fruity flavour. The resulting ‘Ice Cyder’ is made from dessert apple varieties so is low in tannins but rich in aromatic compounds and is very smooth. 15 - All.

Cotswold ‘Prime Cider’ (4.6%) Oxfordshire

Rory Souter is an established producer but has developed a new cider which is making a strong showing at this year’s tournament. He describes it as a stylish easy drinker with “a fine bite to the mouth, layers of rich baked apple and soft spice on the palate.” 30 – 15.

Hungerford Park ‘Crushing on Apples’ (4.5%) Somerset

Another new producer, Marc Salter is a passionate advocate of minimal intervention. Traditional cider apple varieties are grown without using any pesticides or fungicides and naturally occurring wild yeasts are incorporated to produce a slow and flavourful natural fermentation, creating a true expression of both the terroir and the apples used. 30 – All.

Lawrence’s ‘Original Premium’ (6%) Somerset

John Lawrence is a perennial favourite and we’ve featured his cider before but it’s always popular with the crowd. One of its key strengths is that it doesn’t try to do anything too clever but is always reliable. It’s a blended medium, made from a variety of apples, and manages to achieve the perfect combination of sweetness, acidity and tannin. 40 – 30.

Luke’s ‘Original Sin’ (5.5%) Somerset

Luke McCoy is another new producer that’s hotly tipped to achieve great things. He has a modern approach to cider-making and is already getting some good results. A lot of people have tried to produce craft cider in cans – with varying degrees of success. This young player has managed the seemingly impossible to make a proper cider in a great looking can.

So the final score is DEUCE – or should that be JUICE?
Either way, it’s another great win for cider!

Award-Winning Craft Cider
2x UK Cider Retailer Of The Year
10 Years in Retail
100% Fresh Pressed Juice
Vegan & Gluten Free
Made in the UK
Bristol Cider Shop is the original independent cider shop in the UK, founded in 2010, to provide a range of craft ciders to both cider-loving and cider-curious Bristolians. Whilst some of the early history may be a bit hazy, due to a whirlwind of product tastings, having fun and learning about good (and bad) cider, the business moved online in 2011, to spread the word even wider. From the original shop, via the foodie hub of Harbourside, in 2020 we decided to focus online, to make proper cider available across the land. Along the way we were honoured to be awarded UK Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2015 and 2018.

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We will ship all orders in 2 working days maximum, often next day.  Deliveries are only made Monday to Friday.

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Because we are shipping a Licensed product (alcohol), parcels wont normally be left safe. One of 3 things will happen:

1. It will be delivered to a neighbour and signed for - the tracking will show a photo

2. Delivery will be attempted 2 more times to you

3. It will be taken to your local Post Office for you to collect, and a card left through your letterbox.

How much does delivery cost?

Delivery is £5.95 for most of UK for your first case and then £2.95 for additional ones. Rather than hiding the delivery cost in the product price and offering free delivery (there’s no such thing as free delivery!) we’d rather be transparent about the cost of the product and the cost of the delivery.

Are there any places you cannot ship?

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I live in Bristol. Can I collect?

Unfortunately our licence doesn’t allow us to have customer collections on site so we can only take orders for delivery, sorry! Watch this space though for Summer 2024.

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