New French Cidre 330mls win Gold, Silver & Bronze at ICC Awards 2018

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6Somewhere 330ml Semi-Dry cidre “Coup de Foudre” has won 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards in the cider category. It was one of only 2 French brands to receive 3 stars out of all the 180 sub-categories, and the only French cider.

In addition, 6Somewhere 330ml Sweet cidre “Afternoon Delight” won 2 stars, making 6Somewhere the only cidre producer to win both 3 and 2 stars.

There were 12, 634 entries in this years event, which is recognised as the “epicurean equivalent of the Man Booker prize”.

The awards, run annually by the Guild of Fine Food’s, are recognised worldwide due to the robustness of the judging process. In that all the products were tasted blind, ensuring branding and packaging do not influence the result. The judges include food writers, food critics, journalists, social media influencers, as well as chefs, restaurateurs, and producers.

The judges said it was “an extremely creditable cider, at 4% a remarkably complex aroma and body fullness with good acidity balancing sweetness with sharpness, all supported by the carbonation. Brings a lot to the cider party for a 4% bottle”.

Owner of 6Somewhere, Rik Roberts, said: “We are immensely proud, not only of the fact that our Semi-Dry cidre has won 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2018. We have worked really hard with our French partners to produce what we thought was an outstanding cidre, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognised by others. Our Cidre is made from 100% apples, with no added sugar, and is gluten free, whilst they are now available in a 330ml bottle meaning they are more accessible from a price perspective too!”

The brand is aimed at anyone who wants a great-tasting, natural apple cider – it’s always 6 Somewhere, don’t forget!

Nothing but apples and craft

6Somewhere Ltd are working with the Huet and the Dupont families from Normandie. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created four delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples.

Why not pair meals with cider?

The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif, and at 2.5% ABV, an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake.

The semi-dry cidre, at 4.0%, goes fantastically with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, and due to its premium packaging would be a great alternative to wine when going to some friends for dinner.

6Somewhere was founded by Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after several consumer channels and supermarket customers.