Canada's ice cider sector growing fast

From the Canadian Press news service:

Bittersweet heritage apples like Kings, Gravensteins, Pippins and Winesaps still grow in backyards and orchards around Victoria, B.C. But instead of dropping to the ground to rot, many of the crops are being given a new lease on life.

Enterprising couple Kristen and Bruce Jordan are using them to make a variety of different fermented ciders at Sea Cider, their farm and ciderhouse in Saanichton, a rural area outside the province's capital city.

They aren't alone. Cider making is catching on in Canada. In Quebec, several producers are making ice cider, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice of apples that have been left to freeze in winter.

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