Cider or cyder (/ˈsaɪdər/ SY-dər) is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice . Cider alcohol content varies from 1.2% ABV to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In some regions, cider may be called "apple wine".In the United States and some parts of Canada, the alcoholic beverage discussed in this article is commonly known as "hard cider", while simply "cider" often refers to non-alcoholic unfiltered apple juice. The addition of sugar or extra fruit before a second fermentation increases the alcoholic content of the resulting beverage. An alcoholic apple beverage with higher alcohol content (>10%) is an "apple wine".
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    • Taste Washington ticket sales begin with holiday discount

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  • 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink-Related Items

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  • Day 7 – Last Day on the Seine!

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  • The remarkable Tissot Savagnin 2008, a flor-aged Jura wine

    …. Tissot Savagnin 2008 Jura, France Amazing nose is complex and lively with ripe apples, citrus fruit, a hint of cider and some tangy, nutty notes. The powerful, tangy palate is very citrussy but also very nutty with a savoury twist, and notes of bread, spice and apples. There’s even some tannic structure. So complex and minerally with keen acidity. 94/100 …

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  • Day 2 – French Wine Cruise

    … King Luis XIV with the Queen Bonjour mes amis! Apple Cider Francaise Chateau Bizy Royal Carriage Our visit to Chateau Bizy yesterday gave us a royal taste of French nobility, as well as a taste of one of Normandy’s most celebrated products, la frommage! This historic chateau, designed as a miniature Versailles, has been the home…

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    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 1 readers -
  • Holiday Coctails with NON GMO Zulka

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    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • Cobbler Mountain Cellars growing up

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