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Toni and Adam Bellamy are 4th generation independent liquor merchants. Their family has been providing the public with quality wines and ales almost since the dawn of time. Purveyors of the most commodified of liquor products to the specialisations of each brother. Toni, wine. Adam, Beer. Our blog is to update you on current musings, opinions and events at Platinum Liquor.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Cider Growing Pains

Unfortunately, due to popular demand we have now ordered and received even more ciders that not only look great but taste awful.

"Cider is experiencing a Major growth in the market"

I just nearly vomited with all that corporate marketing jumble.

"it's targeted at the 18-27 year old urban professional that know what they want."

That's it, I barffed.

Among a plethora of ubiquitous English ciders that all taste like have been made from pretend golden apple juice and sponges.
There are however ciders so horrible, that the simplest of words can only do, to describe them.


Cider from Sweden and any other Scandinavian Country.

Yep that's Sweden, and I'm not too up to date on the whole Discovery Channel thing, but isn't it too cold to grown anything in Sweden let alone Pears and Apples??

"Cider is so hot now". I've actually heard people have this conversation. It's disgusting.

"Beer makes me bloated, and ciders have way less carbon footprint".

Bollocks! My father had to hold me back from putting my foot through that persons skull.

Here are some unofficial Platinum Liquor Rules to cider and its consumption.

#1. If it looks like its been made up by marketing people for hipsters that listen to FBI, then it has been. It wont be made by artisanal cider makers with a hand press. It'll be slapped together with a Banksy-esque type label for fake inner city living suckers who have tattoos.

#2. When you are a man, or a group of men. Do not ask for a cold carton of cider. you are simply letting the world know through your drinking habits that your penis has shrivelled up or that you immediately demanded castration. buying 1-2 bottles is acceptable. you can have a refreshing cider before the beginning of beer consumption.

#3. Under no certain circumstances are you to buy or even think about buying cider that has been made with any fake strawberries, blueberries, wild berries. Any berries.
That is just not on. Really. Pull your self together man!!

#4. If the labels reads, "best over ice" or "most refreshing over ice" refer to rule #1.


#5. If one is going indulge in real actual proper Cider at least make sure it's one made from 100% apples or pears.

We have new arrivals of proper cider and don't forget the selection of proper cider we already keep in stock. Just for those who are not paying attention (there are sometimes a lot of you).

If it tastes like lollies or fake apple juice. RUBBISH.

If it actually tastes like a REAL apple. Keep calm and carry on.

New arrivals & previous party goers are (all are 750ml, and
yes, some of them are a little dear, but so are some IPA's) ;

Le Pere Jules Poire (Perry-Pear wine) Pays D'Auge.
Victor Gontier Cidre Bouche Fermier Domfrontais (Apple)
Cidre de Cornouailles Cornwall Brittany (Apple)
Cidre traditionnel d'Anneville (Apple)
Comte Louis de Lauriston Poire (Perry/Pear Cider)
Eric Bordelet Sydre Argelette (Apple)
Eric Bordelet Poire Granit (Perry/Pear Cider) Fu*%ing Amazing!
Eric Bordelet Sydre Brut Tendre (Apple)
Small Acres Dry Sparkling
Small Acres Medium Dry Still
Small Acres Medium Still
Small Acres Medium Sweet (Frizzante)
Small Acres Dry Sparkling Rose
Small Acres Ice Wine Cyder
Thorogoods Medium Dry Spakling
Thorogoods Medium Sweet Sparkling
Thorogoods Dry Sparkling
Thorogoods Sweet Scrumpy Still
Thorogoods Meduim Dry Scrumpy Still
Thorogoods Dry Scrumpy Still
Thorogoods Medium Sweet scrumpy Still
Cidre Dupont Organic
Cidre Dupont Bouche Fermier
Cidre Dupont Vintage (Aged in Calvados Barrels)
Cidre Dupont Cuvee Colette 2006

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