PEGG: For most British people, the first time they get drunk is with cider—or Thunderbird pear wine.
This cider is bone dry and has a really great olive & briny quality that makes it a killer food pairing cider.
The cider costs £3.99 per bottle and can be bought only from the royal estate.
Despite an impressively long history, cider has maintained a relatively humble identity.
In the United States, demand for cider has increased 65 percent in the past two years alone, far outpacing craft beer and wine.
A spoonful of ashes stirred in cider is good to prevent sickness at the stomach.
Cool and then add the sirup to the cider and the juice of the lemons.
Before the century ended New Englanders had abandoned the constant drinking of ale and beer for cider.
We'll have a champagne supper, with cider for champagne, eh, dad?
In the larger towns of course any beverage of the day was kept at the taverns—sherry toddy, mulled wine, madeira, and cider.
late 13c., from Old French cidre, cire "pear or apple cider" (12c., Modern French cidre), variant of cisdre, from Late Latin sicera, Vulgate rendition of Hebrew shekhar, a word used for any strong drink (translated in Old English as beor, taken untranslated in Septuagint Greek as sikera), related to Arabic sakar "strong drink," sakira "was drunk." Meaning gradually narrowed in English to mean exclusively "fermented drink made from apples," though this sense also was in Old French.