Solve your free-from gift-giving dilemmas with Bristol Cider Shop’s Cider Tasting Kit

Solve your free-from gift-giving dilemmas with Bristol Cider Shop’s Cider Tasting Kit

Posted on: 14 Nov 2017

Did you know that many alcoholic drinks aren’t vegan/vegetarian? I was surprised to find out that a variety of animal products are used in the production of beers, ciders, wines and spirits. I know that in the past, I’ve given bottles of wine to my vegetarian friends without knowing to check the veggie credentials! Beer uses fish derivatives for clearing yeast, cider, wine and port can be fined with gelatine, and some spirits are matured in sherry-casks.

One Bristol business is making it very simple to buy a brilliant present for your vegetarian and vegan friends; Bristol Cider Shop have just launched their Cider Tasting Kit, and due to these ciders containing nothing but 100% juice, they’re all naturally vegan, and gluten-free to boot.

The Cider Tasting Kit costs £39.50 and contains 10 award-winning ciders plus a miniature of Somerset Cider Brandy, a special tasting glass and a Cider Tasting Guide with background information about each of the ciders.

The kit is perfect as a gift for a cider fan, or it also makes a brilliant way to have a cider tasting in your home. The kit has a book with tasting notes, so you can learn all about what you’re drinking.

Owner Pete Snowman says, "Cider Tastings are one of the most popular things that we do - and definitely the most fun! People are really interested in learning about real cider and are amazed by the quality and variety of the different ciders on offer. "

 "You can order cider for delivery, which is great, but if you don't know who makes it/ how it's made/ what makes it unique then you're missing out on a big part of the experience. That's where the cider tasting kits come in. We've taken the key elements of our 'Introduction to Cider' and put them in a box so people can enjoy some quality cider at home and learn a bit about it too."Bristol Cider Shop | Cider tastingYou can visit Bristol Cider Shop at their unit at Wapping Wharf or online at The direct link to the Cider tasting Kit is here. You can also phone them on (0117) 929 3203. 

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Sarah Starling

Sarah is a writer and blogger, as well as running workshops and teaching. Her passions are food and travel, and you can follow her on Instagram at YesStarling and find her website at .