Sidewood Pear Cider shines on the World’s biggest Cider stage – AGAIN!
We are elated to announce Sidewood’s Pear Cider has won Gold at the World Cider Awards in London for a second consecutive year in the “Best Dry Australian Perry” category.
The World Cider Awards are the global awards selecting the very best recognised cider styles by country and then globally. This annual tasting selects, awards and promotes the World’s Best Ciders to consumer and trade throughout the world.
All entries were blind-tasted and scored through two rounds by the international panel of judges. Complexity, as well as ‘quaff-ability’, was recognised this year by the judging panel, with top awards acknowledging the New World of cider making as much as those sticking to more traditional methods.
Sidewood’s Owner, Owen Inglis was elated with the award,
“Receiving another nod from the World Cider Awards after taking out the World’s Best Perry category in 2017 is a reflection of the passion, hard work and commitment to quality by the team which is headed up by Darryl Catlin, who is responsible for producing Sidewood Cider.”
“Fully produced in the Adelaide Hills, our dedication is to produce a pure, fresh product without fillers or sweeteners. This means we never compromise on quality, a strategy which has again paid dividends on the World stage, reflected by this prestigious award”
WHAT SETS SIDEWOOD CIDER APART
With people being more aware of what they consume, Sidewood made the conscious decision to not add anything to its cider other than apples and pears when it commenced production in 2014. The cider making process has similarities to white winemaking and hence the transitional ease for our winemakers to enter into the cider market.
Mass-produced ciders can often be comparatively sweet tasting as they often include juice concentrate or added sugar. Sidewood’s product tastes as one would expect – like a fresh pear or apple. Based on tests conducted in October 2016 Sidewood has one of the lowest sugar contents in the market:
SIDEWOOD APPLE CIDER SUGAR CONTENT 1.8 g/100 mL
HIGHEST SUGAR OF APPLE CIDERS TESTED 9.0 g/100 mL
AVERAGE OF THOSE TESTED (SAMPLE SIZE 15) 4.56 g/100 mL
(Due to the fact that Sidewood cider relies solely on fruit with no added concentrates, syrup or sugar, Sidewood’s sugar-content, will vary fractionally from time to time based on the fruit available.)
SIDEWOOD CIDER’S FUTURE
As the fastest growing drink category primarily among women but with the male consumer base also increasing rapidly, Sidewood is investing in Australia’s Cider’s future. Having received planning approval our Sidewood Cider house / cellar door last year, Sidewood is now in the construction phase of building a dedicated cider facility in the Adelaide Hills. Earmarked for completion by the middle of 2019, Sidewood is looking forward to experimenting and expanding the Cider range once open.
BUY SIDEWOOD CIDER
Sidewood Cider in 375 mL cans will come in a pack of 10 whilst the 330mL bottled product is available as a six-pack. Sidewood’s bottled product can be purchased online by clicking here and at Thirsty Camel (SA & NT) and selected Cellarbrations stores as well as a host of independent retailers across South Australia.