ONTARIO CRAFT CIDER SHINES AT THE GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER & PERRY COMPETITION
Ontario’s Twin Pines Orchards takes Best in Show at biggest cider competition in North America.
Ontario cideries capture 16 awards in total.
(Toronto, ON – March 25, 2014) The Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA) is thrilled to announce the results from the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) that took place this past weekend in Michigan. Ontario ciders took home a total of 16 medals, including 5 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze. The Best in Show award also went to Ontario’s Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House.
“We’re on a mission to make Ontario a centre for cider excellence and these results just further highlight the potential. We have the apples, the people and the determination to build a great craft cider industry in Ontario,” said Nick Sutcliffe, Chair, OCCA. “We are looking forward to working with the Ontario government to level the playing field between Ontario’s craft cideries, craft breweries and the VQA,” he added, referring to the fact Ontario’s craft cider producers pay 30% more than the craft brewers and VQA wineries in taxes and mark ups.
“We are honoured with the award for Best in Show and proud of all the awards gathered by the members of the OCCA. It’s great to see Ontario ciders are being acknowledged as some of the best in the world,” Mark and Mike Vansteenkiste, Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House.
Best in Show
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Best in Class – Hammer Bent Red – Common Cider
Hoity Toity Cellars – 66 Pick up – New World Cider
Provincial Beverages of Canada – Thornbury Cider- New World Cider
Twin Pines Orchard & Cider House – Hammer Bent Red – New World Cider
Twin Pines Orchard & Cider House – Crack Willow – Apple Wine
West Avenue Cider- Whetherfield – New World Cider
Southern Cliff Brands – Pommies Dry Cider- New World Cider
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery – Spirit Tree Sparkling Crabapple – Specialty Cider & Perry
Twin Pines Orchard & Cider House – Twin Pines Orchards Ice Cider – Ice Cider
West Avenue Cider – Gold Dust – New World Cider
West Avenue Cider – Heritage Dry – New World Cider
West Avenue Cider – Barrett Fuller’s Secret – Wood Aged Cider & Perry
Beaver Valley Cider – Beaver Valley Flagship Cider – New World Cider
Southern Cliff Brands – Pommies Traditional Cider – New World Cider
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Hammer Bent Original – New World Cider
Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House – Hammer Bent Tremlett’s Bitter – English Cider
West Avenue Cider – Cherry Beach – Specialty Cider & Perry
GLINTCAP is organized by The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association, a not-for-profit organization formed to showcase and promote fermented apple and pear beverages. The competition took place on March 22-23, 2014, and this year had 483 in entries in total, 327 of which were commercial entries.
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