Cider Discovery Guide

Find your new favourite ciders!

Ciders are one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world and they are quickly becoming a popular choice in Canada too. Often seen as an alternative to beer, its production actually has more in common with wine. Regardless of its history or how it’s made, people are turning to cider more and more as a fantastic alternative to the usual wine, beer, or spirits.

A helping hand in the world of cider.

The diversity of ciders now available at your neighbourhood NSLC reveal the attention cideries around the world are now devoting to this age-old drink. The Cider Discovery Guide was created to introduce you to the different Cider flavours and sweetness levels you can expect to find at your local NSLC and to help you find your favourites.

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What’s your profile?

You’ll notice we’ve organized our ciders into three distinct, colour-coded taste profiles, based on each cider’s sweetness, style, flavours and origin.

Dry

Dry

Ciders with a refreshingly sweet taste, a distinctly fruity character, and a crisp finish.

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Sweet

Sweet

Ciders with a refreshingly sweet taste, a distinctly fruity character, and a crisp finish.

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Medium Dry

Medium Dry

Ciders with a slight sweetness, a balanced and refreshing character, and a crisp finish.

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Cider-Dry Shelf Talker

Here’s the info you’ll find at shelf.

  1. ① Sweetness level

    Similar to wine, cider has different levels of sweetness. There are three different versions within the Cider category—Dry, Medium Dry and Sweet. Look for the icon that best suits your taste.

  2. ② Style

    Style describes the base flavour ingredient of the cider. There are three different styles—Apple, Pear and Flavoured. Apple and pear refers to the base fruit juice used. Flavoured means that an additional flavour has been added to the base. This doesn’t always mean the flavour is artificial, just that there is another flavour in addition to the base.

  3. ③ Flavours

    A cider’s flavours are determined by a number of factors, including the ingredients used. The most distinct flavours of each cider are summarized here.

  4. ④ Food pairings

    The enjoyment of a glass of cider can be enhanced by pairing it with the right food. We have included a few suggestions for foods that go well each cider.