A beautiful early summer day... hot sun from a sky touched by the occasional cloud, light breezes dancing off the bay and everywhere the sound of kids playing. That is summer.
And what could be better on a summer day then a refreshing pint of cider? So I stopped in at a new local wine & liquor shop (St Johns Liquor Store, Port Moody - www.twitter.com/sjsliquorpomo ) to see what the exciting sommelier/purchaser had brought in. I have to say that I was so pleasantly surprised.
A very diverse selection for a small shop, I found treasures in each and every corner, including a selection of Washington wines which - let's be honest - one doesn't see very often. I picked up a 6-pack of the best gluten-free beer on the market (www.bardsbeer.com ) and some lovely pear cider from England, which in England is known affectionately as "Perry"
Sir Perry Pear Cider
- visually? this is lovely - light lemony yellow & effervescent
- aromas? smells more of apple then pear, but smells nice
- taste? the sugars hit you quickly, with cheap bubbles like a poorly made spumante (baby Duck anyone?) Flavors of crisp apple, but I wouldn't know this was perry unless I saw the label. It drinks well when it's hot outside and its cold from the fridge -
This is not for serious cider people, but if you want something cool & refreshing on a hot day - then this may just be a new alternative for you.