Cider is one of the oldest light alcoholic beverages made by fermenting fruits, mainly apple juice. It is also called apple wine. The alcohol content of cider is basically similar to that of beer, though with its abundance of flavours it reminds you more of wine.
Cider is a sustainable alcoholic beverage that can contribute to reducing food waste. Apples that are unsuitable for human consumption can be used to produce cider, reducing waste in the food supply chain. Additionally, the production of cider can promote sustainable agriculture by providing a market for local apple growers and reducing the carbon footprint associated with importing apples from other regions. By supporting the growth of the cider industry, we can contribute to sustainable economic development while promoting a delicious and unique beverage.
Thanks to unique taste properties, it is becoming more and more popular all over the world, and according to Rabobank, cider production is growing by 5% every year.
If you have an apple orchard or you want to learn how to make cider, you want to sell it, or you just like it, join us to create this industry in Georgia and introduce Georgian cider to the whole world.
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Apples make up 50% of the annual fruit harvest in Georgia and it is on the list of 21 priority products with export potential.
The very first chapter of Joan Morgan and Alison Richards’ “Book of Apples” in “Fruit of Paradise” is written:
“It was in these forests that the domestic apple, together with many other temperate fruits, originated, and when the Russian plant geneticist, Nicola Vavilov and his colleagues first surveyed the forests of Georgia and Armenia in the 1920s, they found wild apple trees, pears and quinces garlanded with vines so that in the autumn when the fruit is ripening a traveller passing through the forest of Transcaucasia might think himself in the Garden of Paradise’.
Given that we have high quality water, unique varieties of apple, oldest culture of winemaking and a unique, qvevri technology, Georgia is an ideal country for cider production.
If you have an apple orchard, you make or you want to learn cidermaking, you want to sell it, or you just enjoy it, join us to create this industry in Georgia and introduce Georgian cider to the whole world.