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Re: Cider?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2016, 01:16:39 PM »
That's why you should drink nothing but the best. Lambrini.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2016, 01:23:41 PM »
Isn't that a sparkling cider?
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Re: Cider?
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2016, 01:36:41 PM »
Yeah. Pear cider. It's mad cheap though, and tastes pretty decent in my humble opinion.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2016, 09:34:07 PM »
I'm not quite sure how people get the 100% flat ones. Might be a different yeast...?
I suspect it's simply a case of allowing the fermentation to go to completion in a vented vessel. That way all the CO2 comes out, so there's no fizz. "Real" or "traditional" cider is not pasteurised, as far as I know. I think most mass-produced ciders are artificially carbonated.

Also, some thoughts on terminology.
In the UK, "cider" always means fermented fruit juice - almost always apples. Sometimes it's also used for fermented pear juice (i.e. "pear cider"), but there is in fact an older word, "perry", for this, albeit little used now.
In the US, as I understand it, "cider" still refers to apple juice, but doesn't necessarily imply it's been fermented.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2016, 12:51:24 AM »
Yeah for us cider is always apples unless otherwise specified, and then it just means apple juice with a little "zing" to it.

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Re: Cider?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2016, 09:35:06 PM »
I'm not sure that perry is out of date as a term - I certainly know and would use it.
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