Our #OrganicSeptember tipple of choice
Living a more organic life has never been easier.
If you want to eat an organic diet, you don’t necessarily need to hunt down a farmers’ market. Most supermarkets are now on board, and there are all manner of organic food companies queueing up to deliver straight to your door.
Family-run cider-makers, Westons, have even helped in making it easier to choose your tipple on a summery afternoon with good friends. Gone are the days of meticulously inspecting every ingredients list. Wyld Wood, the UK’s No1 organic cider is gluten free, and 100% vegan friendly. However, that doesn’t mean there’s any compromise on taste. Indeed, each sip hits the spot, thanks to being one third sweet, one third bittersweet and one third sharp apples. This medium-dry, full-bodied and fruity cider boasts a rich, oak finish thanks to a meticulous production process, and having been blended by fifth-generation cider makers.
‘Westons has produced organic cider for more than 20 years and Wyld Wood is a brand that comes straight from the heart of our values,’ says Helen Thomas, managing director of Westons Cider. “It illustrates our deep and on-going passion for good quality cider and our respect for nature and wildlife. We wanted to refresh the brand so consumers feel more connected with the simple, natural beauty of its origin.”
And that means plucking apples from the Soil Association-certified organic orchards of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Once picked, these apples are washed and pressed, before being slowly matured for up to nine months in oak vats all on a single site in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. It’s a process that makes for a lip-smacking and refreshing treat at a place steeped in history, where cider has been lovingly made by Westons since 1880.
The Wyld Wood process even benefits nature, with the orchards providing a safe haven for the Noble Chafer beetle, thanks to the ageing wood of the apple trees and absence of nasty pesticides.
So whether you want to enjoy delicious organic cider at home, with friends or, best of all, in the garden, you can do so with Wyld Wood from Westons.