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Samuel Smith Organic Pear Cider

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Cider has a long tradition in the UK, and sales of cider have grown dramatically there in recent years. Ciders are refreshing, clean, and festive; they are also high in natural antioxidants. While apple ciders are the most popular variety, ciders made from pears – sometimes called perry or poivre – are the second-most popular category. Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry is UK Soils Association & USDA Certified Organic. It’s naturally gluten-free, made from gluten-free ingredients.

Apple cider has a long history in America – before the middle of the 19th century, more cider was consumed in the US than beer – but cider production was dramatically slowed by the industrial revolution and by Prohibition. Now, due to its approachable flavor, light body and refreshing crispness the popularity of cider is growing steadily in the US. Cider fits in well with beer culture, too – it has an alcohol content similar to many beers, like beer it’s carbonated for a sparkle, and it can be found at most every good beer store or beer bar.

Pear juice used to produce Samuel Smith Organic Organic Perry Pear Cider contains a mix of varieties selected to balance fresh pear flavor with tartness, acidity, and sweetness. Samuel Smith’s uses a wine yeast strain to ferment Perry, providing a clean finish and highlighting pure pear flavor and aroma all the way through to the finish.

Certified Organic by the USDA-accredited UK Soil Association.