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Perry Sparkling Pear

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Perry Sparkling Pear

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Georgian Hills Perry Sparkling Pear has a light straw colour and light carbonation. You will find a sweet pear aroma with hints of fresh cut flowers.

This off-dry Perry has a delicate but rich pear flavour with just the right amount of tannins from the pear skins to add a good structure.

It is packaged in a clear 750 ml bottle with a very attractive label. This Perry has 6.5% alcohol.

This is a great style of cider to keep on hand for special occasions. I recommend you pick up a case or two.

Pommies Dry Cider

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Pommies Dry Cider

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Pommies Dry Cider has a very light colour and despite the name tastes semi-sweet.

This cider has a very light apple aroma that dissipates in your glass almost right away into virtually nothing. You will find light carbonation and a clean, but extremely faint apple flavour with a sweet finish.

It is packaged in a very attractive 355 ml bottle with painted label and red crown cap. This cider has 5% alcohol.

In summary, the only thing I like about this cider is the packaging. That being said, if you like to sip carbonated sweet nothing, then this cider is for you.

Rusty Bling

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Rusty Bling

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As you might expect this cider has a rusty colour. It is off-dry with light carbonation.

You will find flavours of red table grapes and pear. There are aromas of sweet red table grapes with hints of apple, a light mouth feel and a slightly acidic strawberry like finish. Think White Zinfandel.

This cider has 7.2 alcohol and is packaged in a clear 750 ml bottle.

When I visited Hoity Toity Cellars, I was encouraged to blend this cider with pop to create a cocktail. However I recommend you sip it on its own.

66 Pickup

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66 Pickup

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66 Pickup has a light blue and white label, complete with a tire track on it. It is packaged in a clear 750 ml resealable bottle that is reminiscent of an old-time whiskey bottle.

This off-dry cider has 7.1% alcohol, a light golden colour and very light carbonation. In fact so light that it goes flat as a tire in no time.

You will find a sweet apple flavour, full mouth feel and soft finish with hints of ripe pear. There is not a lot of aroma going on here. This cider is simple, but pleasant.

When I visited Hoity Toity Cellars, I was encouraged to blend this cider with pop to create a cocktail.

I really like the whimsical approach that Hoity Toity Cellars has taken. The labels are inviting and this cider is fun.

Beaver Valley Cider

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Beaver Valley Cider

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This dry cider is unpasteurized and unfiltered. The difference this makes in the overall flavour profile is incredible. It is a true delight.

Produced from Georgian Bay apples, including Golden Russet, Roxbury Russet, Tolman Sweet, Snow and Wealthy, this cider shows all of the characteristics you would expect from a blend of heritage fruit.

I am tasting fresh grapefruit and lemon with subtle hints of summer melon. There is a light effervescence and a crisp, clean, tangy finish. The aroma is as fresh as the flavour with apple, melon and spice.

This straw coloured cider is available in distinctive and elegant 500 and 750 ml bottles. A lot of attention was paid to the details, from a high quality stainless steel crown cap, to an attractive, artistic, upscale label. It has an alcohol content of 7%.

This cider would make an excellent gift that does not require wrapping. I highly recommend you visit the Beaver Valley Cidery and pick up several bottles.

2011 Evan’s Black Currant Port

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2011 Evan’s Black Currant Port

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This Gold Medal Winner is a port style fruit wine that is made from fresh Black Currants.

Let me just say, it is incredible. Everything about this wine is massive from the inviting dark colour to the intense flavour to the generous aromas. It screams fresh Black Currants. This is a very sweet dessert wine (10), with amazing balance. It is literally mouth-watering.

It is fortified to 18% alcohol and is packaged in an elegant Bordeaux style 750 ml bottle. The label is inviting and whimsical. I will leave it up to you to ask the winemaker who is in the photo.

Serve this unsung hero at room temperature, and take the time to sip it slowly so you can thoroughly enjoy this amazing wine.

It is available at the winery retail store. I highly recommend that you buy some every year as these rare finds are vintage dated and are sure to please with subtle vintage variations.

Chocolate Embrace

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Chocolate Embrace

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Chocolate Embrace is a rich sweet blueberry dessert wine infused with dry dark chocolate.

This limited edition wine has a very forward, delicate blueberry, with overtones of chocolate, aroma. And the flavour does not disappoint. I can taste coffee, blueberry and freshly shaved dark chocolate. This wine is sweet, but not overly sweet, and light rather than syrupy.

You will find that this wine has great structure and cellars well.

Although the winemaker recommends serving it slightly chilled, I would recommend you allow it to come up to room temperature while enjoying a bottle so you can experience all of the flavours and aromas this hidden gem has to offer.

It has 12% alcohol and is packaged in clear 750 and 375 ml bottles. The label is elegant with a purple gradient and depicts a couples' embrace.

Hammer Bent Hard Cider

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Hammer Bent Hard Cider

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Hammer Bent Hard Cider is the original hard cider produced by the Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House. It is made of a delicious blend of Northern Spy, Ida Red, Golden Russett and Jona Golds.

It has a clear, golden yellow colour, forward apple aroma and luscious, fresh, crisp apple flavour with hints of pear, peach and spice. You will experience a rich, full mouth feel and long rounded finish.

This semi-off dry cider is lightly carbonated and tickles your tongue as you taste it. It has 6.3% alcohol and is packaged in a brown 1 litre, resealable bottle.

Enjoy well chilled, or allow this beauty to warm up in the bottle to expose its full flavour potential.

Crack Willow

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Crack Willow

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On first sniff this wine presents aromas of fresh apple and butter. If I did not know better I would have thought this was an un-oaked chardonnay. When sipped, this wine delivers the goods with all you would expect from a fine white wine. It is a dry wine that leaves the feel of butter on your tongue

It has a medium straw colour and 12.8% alcohol. It is packaged in a light olive green Bordeaux style bottle with a classically elegant label.

This one is a sleeper. If you like great dry white wine and happen to be at Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House, pick up a bottle or three. This is a fantastic find to take home.

Hammer Bent Scrumpy

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Hammer Bent Scrumpy

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Scrumpy is a type of cider originally made in the West Country of England. Scrumpy can be dry or sweet, and is usually still rather than carbonated and is most often unfiltered and cloudy when poured. However this Scrumpy is lightly carbonated, and amazingly clear in the glass.

It is semi-sweet and has aromas of apple and spice, a dark straw colour and flavours layered with apple and pear. Although the sweetness lingers, there is a slight tart apple flavour on the finish.

This cider is packaged in a 1 litre resealable bottle and has 6.2 % alcohol.

I really like this cider and would recommend you try it.

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