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.
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.