On June 3, everyone should have a filled glass; World Cider Day is celebrated in honor of a drink with an ancient history and an amazing taste. It is made from apples, and every sip is a pleasure, especially on a summer’s day.
When the Roman army invaded the British Isles, they were inhabited by the Celts. They made an incredible drink based on apples. Apple trees were common in the European latitudes. Cider was made using distillation technology that takes into account natural fermentation processes. Southern Europe succeeded and shared the recipe with their northern neighbors.
Cider is considered an alcoholic beverage. Only in the USA there is a difference. Cider is often called apple juice, created without filtration. Alcohol is present in hard cider.
- Apples contain little glucose compared to sweet grapes; cider has a low percentage of alcohol (4-5%).
- Cider is infused with the addition of yeast in large tanks.
- In the Middle Ages, Europeans preferred to drink cider instead of water to avoid poisoning. Drinking heavily polluted or dirty water was dangerous, and contributed to the spread of infectious diseases.
The word cider means ‘strong liqueur based on apple juice’.
How to take part
Visit to a cider brewery for a memorable holiday. Take your friends with you on the tour. See how the drink is made and try different types.
Organize a party at home, invite friends, but warn them to bring a case of their favorite cider.
Cider can be made at home. This could be the beginning of your own small collection of exclusive alcohol, and a reason for some pride.
Choose a variety: dry or sweet cider, with hints of cinnamon or red orange. Fresh juice from apples reminds us of childhood. Cider turns into a spicy drink from a favorite fruit, capable of reviving memories and a creating cozy atmosphere.
When is World Cider Day celebrated in 2024?
World Cider Day is observed on June 3 each year.