Posts Tagged ‘Cider’

How About Them Apples

Posted by Alexandra Kay

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Did you know there are more than 7,000 varieties of apples in the world? About 2,500 of those varieties are grown in North America and with them, Canada is producing some world-class craft cider. The number of cideries is growing significantly across the country and most are small family businesses.

June is Craft Cider month in Ontario and cider makers are set to present their new summer releases. Just like wine, craft cider ranges from uncarbonated to bubbly & from fruity sweet to bone dry.

Among these are new ciders from Ugly Apple in the Lanark Highlands. This family cidery is owned by Bret and Amy Hogue, who are the full-time employees along with their oldest son Ethan, though other family members provide plenty of sampling support! Bret says the name ‘Ugly Apple’ refers to the wild fruit on their property that’s used to make their cider. “Wild apples are usually pretty ugly, but they make some pretty delicious cider in the way cider used to be made when Johnny Appleseed was growing apples,” Bret says.

To make Ugly Apple Ciders, Bret’s fruit is crushed and the juice is fermented with wild yeast. The resulting ciders are non-carbonated, unfiltered, and organic, resembling traditional English-style ciders & Spanish-style sidras. “If people want cider that tastes like a sweet apple, they may not enjoy our products,” says Bret. “But everybody’s tastes are different. It’s a lot of fun when people come to our tasting room to sample, and you see different reactions to different ciders. People argue over which one is best.”

Savvy Sommeliers love to discover new ciders for our Care Packages and those we include in Savvy In-Cider Picks. This unique ‘cider-of-the-month’ club features variety packs of hard-to-find craft ciders that often sell out quickly and aren’t available at the LCBO or grocery stores. Each delivery contains small-batch artisan ciders – like the ones from Ugly Apple! – sometimes in glass bottles & sometimes in cans.

If you or someone you know like to discover new & exciting craft ciders, check out www.SavvyCider.ca

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Ontario Craft Cider at its Finest

Posted by Debbie

Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Did you know Ontario growers produce over 15 different varieties of apples across the province?

 

A lot of that fruit goes towards making some award-winning craft ciders in a wide spectrum of interesting flavours. Savvy In-Cider Picks is the only monthly club curating delicious assortments of Ontario craft ciders and getting them into the hands (and fridges!) of cider fans.

Every month, we showcase one cidery with a surprise pack of their signature flavours in varying sizes of bottles & cans. This variety pack will introduce you to all new innovative tastes that craft cider makers create by infusing other fruits, spices & even hops.

We always make sure that the ciders we feature are not available at the LCBO or in grocery stores making being a subscriber the perfect way to discover new cideries across the province–especially when road trips aren’t happening very often these days. Order a subscription as a gift for the craft cider lover in your world, and we’ll guarantee that there’ll be lots of ‘cheers’ this winter.

All the Savvy In-Cider Picks Club details can be found on our website at www.SavvyCider.ca

These will be the ‘apple of your eye’ for In-Cider Picks subscribers this winter…

February 2021–Farmgate Cider (Ottawa Valley)

March 2021 – Old Tun (Niagara)

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Monday DEAL: 50% off wine, craft beer & cider… Thought that would get your attention!

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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At Savvy Company HQ, we’re caught up in the Cyber Monday deal-a-thons & joining in the online madness by offering 50% off TICKETS to our next wine, beer, cider event. Yes, half price tickets to this week’s Savvy Event. Heck, why not?!?

It is our 5th annual Outstanding in their Fields Taste & Buy & we don’t want you to miss it. Quick…buy your half price ticket today & join us for this fun evening tasting & trying hard-to-find wines, craft beers & ciders made across Ontario….the cool part is that you get to meet the dynamic people who make these delicious bevvies.

TODAY ONLY!
Tickets $35 per person

Tick Tock…ends @ midnight

 

There’ll be something for everyone – sparkling, white & red wines, dessert wines, ciders made with apples & pears along with really cool craft brews too…and special prices & deals too.

Everything at this event is OUTSTANDING…you won’t find any of the featured bevvies at the LCBO.

To top it all off…cheesemakers from Quebec & Ontario will be serving & selling their delicious artisan cheeses. And locally made woodworking, festive cookies, handmade preserves & neat gourmet treats – all ready-to-buy as gifts or to serve when you have people drop by during the holidays.

 

Event Deets

DATE: Thursday, December 1st
VENUE: Horticulture Building @ Lansdowne, Ottawa
VERY IMPORTANT TASTER (V.I.T.) RECEPTION: 5 to 7pm – special passes required
MAIN TASTING EVENT: 7 to 9pm

Advance Tickets Only
Buy your tickets >>

 

Check out who is coming….

…from Prince Edward County

Broken Stone Winery * County Cider Company * Karlo Estates * Trail Estates Winery

…from Niagara

Amazing Wines * Aure Winery * Chateau des Charmes * Fielding Estates Winery * Kacaba Vineyards * Legends Estates Winery * Melville Winery * Two Sisters Vineyards * Veini Estates * Vineland Estates Winery

…from even further away

Railway City Brewery (St. Thomas)

…from closer to home

Calabogie Brewing Co. * KIN Vineyards * Tuque de Broue Brewery

 

We’re rolling out the red carpet

Upgrade your ticket with a Very Important Taster Pass (V.I.T.) for only an additional $25. The V.I.T. Pass includes advance access from 5 to 7pm without line ups so that you have more one-on-one time to meet the makers…then stay on as long as you like for the main event. Only 150 V.I.T. passes

 

FREE Shipping

To make your holiday shopping easy, we will give you FREE shipping when you order 6, 12 or more bottles of ANY combo of your favorites bevvies & Santa will hand deliver (aka by courier) to your home or office – absolutely FREE – in time for the holidays!

 

Can’t make it?

You can still order & take advantage of the FREE shipping & special event prices. Email the Savvy Team or call us on 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) to arrange a special order or to be provided the special web site link for online ordering (we’re getting it ready now!).

LAST CHANCE!
This event is already 85% sold out
Buy your tickets >>

 

Ho-Ho-Ho…we have 4 tickets to give away!

Tell us what goodie is always in your stocking. At my house, Santa always leaves a mandarin in the toe of our stocking. What is your tradition? Send an email to cheers@savvycompany.ca & we’ll enter you into the draw for 4 free tickets to Outstanding in their Fields.

This will be an OUTSTANDING holiday shopping event – don’t miss it!

See you there,
– Debbie & the Savvy Team

Savvy Company
613-SAVVYCO (728-8926)
cheers@savvycompany.ca
www.savvycompany.ca

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