WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CIDER AND CIDRE?
The difference between cider and cidre is all down to recipe.
Cider is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice and varies in alcohol content from 2% abv to 8.5% abv. Cider is made from a combination of a variety of apples. [Some cider producers use a variety of up to 15 different types of apples.] Production on such a scale, with this many varieties, often requires the addition of modifiers such as concentrates, synthetic flavourings, and other unnatural additives to ensure a consistent colour and taste.
Cidre's French home is Normandy where it has been savoured [loved, adored and drank] since the Middle Ages. Lefevre Pure French Cidre consists of a beautiful blend of apples - bittersweet apples and normal eating apples (all grown in France). French cidre apples [the bittersweet variants] are not suitable for eating and only display their true virtues when they are pressed and fermented in the cidre making process. The combination of French cidre apples and the ‘normal’ eating apples make for the perfect blend. And in the hands of the Lefevre family – make for a unique and refreshing cidre. Each bottle will be pasteurized once the cidre is bottled in its new glass home and only then will it be ready for presentation to the world.
IS LEFEVRE CIDRE GLUTEN FREE?
Absolument. And not only is Lefevre gluten free, It's naturally gluten free, because the only ingredients we use is apples.
Lefevre - Pure French Cidre. Naturellement.
HOW MANY CALORIES IN A BOTTLE OF LEFEVRE CIDRE?
We do hope you are sitting down [well you probally are if you are tickling the laptop ivories] because the answer is 63 calories per 330ml bottle. Yes, sixty - three. How is that possible? It is when you make a product with love, with care, with a craft skill that is 200 years old. Oh, and you only use apples.
SHOULD ONE HAVE ICE WITH LEFEVRE ?
"Merde. It is like asking should a unicycle have a second wheel? Non. Only pour Leferve into your glass. By all means enjoy our cidre a little chilled– but with lumps of ice? Never. Leferve has a natural beautiful sparkle and when you add ice the taste of the cidre decreases as the ice begins to melt to water."
WHY ARE THE FRENCH ALWAYS DRESSED SO WELL ?
Because we have that certain Je ne sais quoi!