Samuel Smith’s Brewery and Merchant du Vin are very pleased to announce the release of Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry, a delicious USDA Certified Organic and naturally gluten-free sparkling pear cider. Look for it at your favourite store, restaurant or bar starting in January 2017.

Cider flows through England’s history, from Roman times to the present day. Samuel Smith’s – the oldest brewery in Yorkshire, and one of England’s oldest family-owned breweries – has made cider for decades; Samuel Smith’s Organic Apple Cider has been sold in the US since 2008 and has become a top-seller. Ciders fit beautifully into beer culture, with similar strength, glassware and look, but they offer a world of new flavours. Because they are crafted from gluten-free ingredients, Smith’s Organic Perry and Organic Cider offer gluten-free options, as well.

Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry shows a clear pale straw colour, smooth body, crisp but rich flavour of ripe pears, and the appealing aroma of a sunny summer pear orchard. The finish is dry, but not demanding or austere. A crisp, clean wine yeast strain ferments Perry, to highlight the delicate pure pear flavor and maintain the soft aromatics, and results in an ABV of 5.0%.

Suggested Food Pairings: Blue cheese or Gorgonzola; arugula or Waldorf salad; sweet potatoes; pancetta or prosciutto; pear tart. Perry shows especially well alongside any dish featuring ginger.

Sold in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles (355 mL – six 4-packs per case); and 18.7 oz. “Victorian Pint” bottles (550 mL – 12 per case).

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