Thursday, October 12, 2006

Boxed Wine - NOT - This Is Hard Cider In a Box

I am a hard cider fan. I have been, ever since I first tried hard cider in Canada 15 years ago. At that time there were no good hard ciders available in the US as far as I could tell. Our local liquor and wine store stocked Woodpecker, which is perfectly vile stuff. Fortunately there are now a number of quite tasty hard ciders available in the US, some imports, some homegrown. Too bad the US is not so forward looking as Britain on packaging.

A few days back I posted about Buffy's traditional ale in a box. Britain is also home to a hard cider in a box. H. Weston & Sons is located in Herefordshire. They offer a six of their ciders in 20L boxes, and two in a 3L package.

1st Quality Cider 3 Litre (4 x 3L boxes per case) Smooth, well-balanced fruity flavour with a clean apple finish. Unlike the cloudy scrumpies this is filtered to be clear and bright. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. Alc 5.0% Vol 4 x 3L bag-in-box Still Cider

H Weston & Sons Limited

Organic Draught Vintage Cider 3 Litre (4 x 3L boxes per case) Highly Commended at the Organic Food Awards 2003. Produced from specially selected top quality organic cider apples from a single year's crop. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. Alc 7.3% Vol Still Cider 4 x 3 Litre Bag-in-Box

H Weston & Sons Limited

I would love to try this, but the Weston's web store says they do not ship internationally at this time. Attention US hard cider makers: I would love to have something like this in my fridge.

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