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Refresh your palate: Mamie founder Aymeric Peurois recommends six of the best craft ciders to try this summer

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Cider has become an art form. As new Breton-style cidrothèque Mamie’s opens in London this week, Stylist asks its founder, Aymeric Peurois, for six of the best

  • For rosé freshness

    Cornish Orchards Blush

    “This is a twist on British apple cider and one of my favourites with a Sunday roast. Expect a delicate mix of apples with a hint of raspberries, resulting in a soft, balanced sweetness.”

    £2.29 for 50cl, 4% ABV; waitrose.com

  • For an aperitif

    Healey’s Classic American Bourbon Reserve Cyder

    “This Cornish cyder is matured in bourbon barrels to create an intriguing mix of chocolate, oak and nutty flavours. Enjoy as an aperitif, in a whiskey tumbler.”

    £76.50 for 6 x 75cl bottles, 8.4% ABV; thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk

  • For posh perry

    Poiré Granit d’Eric Bordelet

    “With over 20 different types of apple and 15 pear varieties growing in Eric Bordelet’s Normandy orchard, everyone will find a cider to suit them. The Poiré Granit perry has notes of fresh mint and pineapple.”

    £19 for 75cl, 4% ABV; ewwines.co.uk

  • For fruity fizz

    L’Atypique Reserve Cidre

    “Made in Britain, but developed using ancient cider-making methods from Normandy, this cider gives a crisp champagne-like attack on the palate with a delicate floral finish. Serve in a champagne flute.”

    £12 for 75cl, 4.5% ABV; latypique.com

  • For Breton brut

    Sainsbury’s French Sparkling Cider

    “One of my favourite everyday ciders, made by Val de Rance, a major French cider producer. Earthy but mellow, this cidre brut (dry cider) is the right balance of sweet and bitter.”

    £1.50 for 50cl, 4% ABV; sainsburys.co.uk

  • For craft credentials

    Caple Road Craft Cider

    “The UK’s first canned craft cider, developed by the veteran cider-making Weston family, is for those who prefer their cider full-bodied and oaky. Pair with meats and cheese.”

    £2.29 for 33cl, 5.2% ABV; ocado.com


    Illustration: Tom Froese/MP Arts
    Mamie’s, Catherine Street, London, WC2B; mamies.co.uk

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Jenny Tregoning is a sub-editor for Stylist magazine and also looks after the Gourmet On-The-Go food pages. In her spare time she can be found eating her way round London's restaurants then working it all off again at a kickboxing class.

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