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So heres our review of this years favourite ciders to enjoy over the festive season.

All guaranteed to give you that warm glow from the inside –

Pouring draught cider at Heck’s in Somerset

  • Red Streak, Perry’s – A medium single variety lightly sparkling cider, from the Somerset Redstreak cider apple. A rich fruity taste, and interesting dark red colour, definately sets this cider apart from the rest. 6.0% ABV.

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What better way to say thanks for being the best dad in the world by treating the dad in your life..

With a beautiful chilled glass of fresh cider or perry from a hand-picked selection of cider makers across the UK.

How can I get some to my Dad?

Order it from the Buy cider store – and have it delivered by DHL courier to any UK address by this weekend.

As this is my first ever father’s day, I am just hoping my little son can be guided to make the right choice for me – cider, perry, cider or perry.. hmmm ;)

The best pubs for drinking and appreciating Cider.

Real Cider gives suggestions for pubs all around the country, where you will be served cider or perry, cheers!

The following links to you directly to the list of pubs throughout Scotland:

Callender

  • Waverley Hotel, 88-94 Main Street, FK17 8BD

Glasgow

  • The Clockwork Beer Co 1153-1155 Cathcart Road, Glasgow, G42 9HB Tel: 0141 649 0184
  • Bon Accord, 153 North Street, G3 7DA 0141 248 4427

Edinburgh

  • Cloisters 26 Brougham Street, Tollcross, 0131 221 9997
  • Halfway House 24 Fleshmarket Close, EH1 1BX, 0131 225 7101
  • The Standing Order 62-66 George Street, EH2 2LR, 0131 225 4460
  • The Jolly Judge 7 James Cour, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PB

Stirling

  • Settle Inn, 91 St Mary’s Wynd, FK8 1BU

Highlands & Islands

Isle of Bute

  • Old Russia Tavern 37 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, PA20 0LW

Inverness

  • Blackfriars
  • King’s Highway
  • Castle Tavern
  • Benleva Hotel, Drumnadrochit

Skye

  • Plockton Hotel, Plockton Inn
  • Stein Inn, Waternish

Fort William

  • Grog & Gruel, Fort William

Glencoe

  • Clachaig Inn

Cairngorms

  • Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge

Fortrose

  • The Anderson

Wester Ross

  • Applecross Inn

Caithness & Sutherland

  • Scourie Hotel

Ullapool

  • Argyll Hotel

Wick

  • Alexander Bain

Other Scottish Pubs that serve cider listed on the Highlands & Western Isles CAMRA web site

We visited Northern France in the summer, and toured the Route de Cidre – which is a tourist trail where you can visit a fine selection of traditional cider makers in the North of the country.

France is the second largest consumer of cider

.. after the UK. France consumes 13% of all cider made in Europe, 63.7 million litres of cider was made in France in 2007.

The main regions for cider makers are..

Pay D’Auge, and Domfront – both in Normandy, and Cornouaille in Brittany.

It varies in strength from below 4% alcohol to considerably more.Cidre Doux is a sweet cider, usually up to 3% in strength. ‘Demi-Sec’ is 3–5% and Cidre Brut is a strong dry cider of 5% alcohol and above. Most French ciders are sparkling. Higher quality cider is sold in champagne-style bottles (cidre bouché).

Visiting French producers you will be able to taste Cider ‘Cru de Cambremer’, Poire (perry), Calvados and Pommeau – Normandy’s own ‘aperitif’.

There is only one sure fire way to distinguish industrial ciders from outstanding artisanal cider

.. by looking for the AOC (Appellation d’origne controllee) mark on the label. These are legal guarantees of geographical origin, traditional methods of production and quality.

Recommended cidre, poire, calvados and pommeau producers in Normandy:

View our list of French cider producers.

We hope you enjoy the photos, and encourage you to visit this special area of France!

Please note that not all are open to the public, so please check the listing, and if neccessary call the farm before visiting. You may also want to take your own containers to save plastic and some cash, rather than credit cards.

Instructions: Drag the map and click on the signs to find more details about the individual Cider producer of outlet.

View Larger Map View in Google Earth

Map used with permission of Old Time Dave

Here is a list of Cider and Perry Producers in North America.

If you have any new producers or want to be added as a producer yourself, just email us your details.

You will find the web sites, location and twitter profile, eg: @realcider (if there is one) for each producer.

USA

West Coast

Mid West

East Coast

Great Lakes

New England

Canada

East Coast

West Coast