What: Shiny Apple Cider is a cider beer crafted by Small Talk Vineyards, a brewery in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. The beverage features 100% Ontario grown apples including McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Northern Spy, Empire and Spartan.
About: Shiny Apple Cider is made by a winemaking team led by award winning winemaker Angela Kasimos using techniques learned from making white wine, which is what gives the cider its complexity. The apples are pressed on-site at Shiny Apple Cider’s Niagara-on-the-Lake cidery through a pressing system developed in-house that ensures they extract the most juice out of every apple. The cider is then cool-fermented in the style of sparkling wine to tease out the complex characteristics of the apples.
Angela describes Shiny Apple Cider as pale lemon in colour with aromas of McIntosh apples on the nose and a crisp green apple finish.
Bonus: 100% vegan, gluten-free with 7% alcohol. Features apples from old apple orchards that no longer meet the standards for fresh market apples, thereby saving heritage orchards.
Where: Shiny Apple Cider is available at LCBO’s Ontario-wide; 20 Litre Keg is $180 and 24 Tall Cans is $78. Shiny Apple Cranberry, Shiny Apple Pinot Noir and Shiny Apple Oaked Cider will be available soon. For more info visit www.shinyapplecider.com @ShinyAppleCider #ShinyAppleCider