Italian cider and “Italian” cider…

Well, it’s been about six weeks since we started actively trading in the UK, and so far so good… A couple of weeks in, we heard the news that C&C (the biggest cider business on the planet, who make Bulmers, Magners, etc) are scrapping their rather disingenuous pseudo-Italian cider brand Montano, presumably as a consequence of their closure of Shepton Mallet cider mill near Bristol (sadly, with the loss of 120 jobs), where this “Italian” cider was made…

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Thanks and best wishes for 2016!

With the ‘official’ UK launch of Angioletti now upon us, it’s “go, go, go!!” time for us as we introduce our products to customers and consumers, however, firstly it is important for us to say a HUGE thanks to all the people that have made it possible for us to get this far.  So, in no particular order…

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So, craft Italian cider? Never heard of it?!

Well, you probably haven’t; cider or ‘sidro’ in Italy is quite a rare sight, and there’s one fairly unsavoury character to blame for this, and his name is Benito Mussolini…  Among a few other ill-considered decisions, he forbade the fermentation of all other fruit other than grapes so as to support the Italian wine industry.  Good news for Italian wine, bad news for Italian cider!
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The Magic of Angioletti

Discovering the home of Angioletti craft Italian cider is a wonderful journey.  As you leave behind the beautiful city of Verona, with it’s famous roman amphitheatre and Romeo and Juliet balcony, and travel north, parallel to Lake Garda, as the Dolomite mountains become increasingly imposing, on the road towards Trento and Bolzano, ‘wine country’ starts turning to ‘apple country’…
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