A Charmat-method (for all the prosecco lovers out there!) Craft Italian Cider, made from 100% Italian apples. Medium crunchy apple sweetness from the predominantly red apple varieties and a refreshing acidity and fizz make this a great aperitif cider, or a great cider to accompany a cake.
Come to the brand new Pilango book club.
Bring your favourite or latest read along and have a chat with like-minded people over a lovely glass of cider. We have the largest selection of craft ciders in London, including champagne-method cider, cocktails, perry, fruit ciders, French, Spanish and many more.
As Wimbledon started this week we’ve selected an excellent strawberry cider from Saxby’s as our ‘Cider of the Week’. A lovely, apt cider to drink while enjoying the tennis!
Saxby’s are based on their family farm in Farndish, a small village on the Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire border. They grow their own apples in the orchards on the farm. These are carefully selected English cider varieties and dessert fruits which they slowly mature and expertly blend. Their award-winning range of ciders are pressed on their farm using real real cider and real fruit juices– no flavourings, syrups or nasties.
In honour of it being the week of Glastonbury, it seemed fitting to choose this cider as our ‘Cider of the Week’. Pilton are artisan producers at the heart of Somerset’s cider-land making whole juice sparkling cider by the old English method of keeving.
Apples are collected from traditional cider orchards in and around the parish of Pilton and slowly fermented for six months in their cool Victorian cellar before bottling.
If you are out this weekend, and find yourself in need of something long, cool, crisp and refreshing, you may be tempted to follow the crowds and seek inspiration from the Eastern side of Europe in going for an Ice cold Pilsner.
Here is one thought. Be brave, do something different.
For a similar, cool, crisp sense of refreshment, go west.
Go Perry (or Pear Cider).