With cider’s lineage dating as far back as the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages, it’s a surprise that its popularity in North America didn’t peak sooner, but the drink is now experiencing a resurgence in Canada. Since its national debut in the United States in 2012, Angry Orchard has been leading the pack, and has brought its expertise north of the border. The brand looks to apples the way oenophiles look to grapes, and has cultivated Italian culinary apples (juicy, ripe) from the Alto Adige region in northern Italy and French bittersweet apples (acidic, tannic) from Normandy and Bretagne in France to create its unique blends.
In this vein, Angry Orchard’s Crisp Apple cider carries similar complexities you may look for in white wines. Light golden in colour, oak-aged, smooth, and clean, this is a sweeter cider with an authentic apple taste. It pairs well with barbecued meats and vegetables, ideal for the final days of summer.