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Brewing up a storm with Rivington Brewing Co. and Exchange Coffee Co.

Exciting beer-related news everyone! We’re collaborating with Rivington Brewing Co. to brew a unique beer for our opening at the end of May — with the help of local tea and coffee company Exchange Coffee Co..

After months of operating as a delivery service and as a bottle shop, we’re super chuffed to be almost ready to open. We’ve not announced our grand opening weekend dates yet because we want to be absolutely sure we won’t be delayed by last minute building work or government lockdown surprises. But, we will be announcing it soon. Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter to hear about it first.

Brewing with Rivington Brewing Co.

We’re collabing with Rivington to make a Belgian Wit with a citrussy twist, using Orange Oolong Tea from Exchange Coffee Co. in Clitheroe to give it a citrus boost. Ideal with El Dorado, the delightfully fruity, orangey hops we’ve used.

The beer will be available in pubs and bars around the North West from late May in cans and in some kegs too, and will also be poured at the Rivington Brewing Co. tap room at Home Farm, Rivington.

Opening Corto has been a long time coming, especially after the disaster that was 2020, and we’re really excited to be able to create a beer to celebrate its opening weekend with a brewery we rate so highly. When we open we’ll have their flagship Pale Ale “Never Known Fog Like It” on a permanent draught line at Corto, exclusive to us within Clitheroe.

Rivington are up there with the best breweries in the country for us — the fact that they’re local is absolutely ace! We’re so lucky to have them so close by and to be able to count them as friends.

The yet-to-be-named beer brewed by Rivington Brewing Co. and Corto will be available in can as well as keg in local independent bars and bottle shops later this Spring.

Corto’s opening date will be announced at the beginning of May. Anyone interested in making reservations should sign up to the Corto newsletter via www.cortobar.co.uk where opening announcements will be made first.

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Corto (The Shop) Lives Again! It’s Alive!

Just like Frankenstein’s monster, we’re back. Of course, it’s only Frankenstein’s monster if it was built from body parts in or near Geneva — otherwise it’s just a sparkling reanimated corpse.

Today we’re opening our lil door on King Street, Clitheroe from 12pm — 6pm, offering real life recommendations and full-on chats for the first time in, ooh, four months? Come in and talk to us about your fave beers, wine and cider that you’ve tried since then. We want to talk to you!! It’s been too long!

Opening Hours

Friday 16 April: 12pm — 6pm

Saturday 17 April 12pm — 6pm

Sunday 18 April 12pm — 4pm

What’s the plan, then?

As you know, we’re a bar. That’s the main thing to remember. Our shop is temporary, but for now, it’s all we’ve got, so we’re making the best of it.

From this weekend we’re reopening as a shop while building work continues on our bar area. This means that in the next few weeks we may need to move our opening times around to fit in with the building schedule — we hope you can bear with us. You should see the plans. It’ll be totally worth it.

The shop will be fully stocked with amazing beer, natural wine and natural cider, from independent producers and brewers. What’s even more exciting is that this time around we can offer tasters, so make sure you pop by for a wee drop of something cool. It’s not exactly table service, but it’s a start!

By the end of May we’re hoping to be open fully as a bar, and the bottle shop will be no more. Stay tuned for announcements about this in the coming weeks. Our newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear about our opening dates so if you’re not already signed up, what are you waiting for?

Deliveries are Over. Come and Visit!

We’re no longer operating our delivery service. Now that the shop is open again, we can’t operate both at the same time.

We are, however, enabling click and collect via our webshop, so if you feel more comfortable with a contactless system please continue to order online and we’ll pack it up and leave it for you by the door or at your car.

See you soon! Can’t wait!

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Our Final Deliveries This Weekend. The End Of A Mini-Era!

Lockdown restrictions are easing next week. You know that already. The pubs are opening, we’ve been counting down the days, and we’re sure you have too!

We never planned to open during the first phase of re-opening for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we don’t have outdoor space that would be enjoyable to sit in — the pavement is too narrow, it would cause too many tuttings and congestions. Secondly, our building work was always planned to continue through this time, and we can’t really expect you to come in and enjoy yourselves while all the powertools in the world rave on in the background.

Better to wait, and open when we’re as near to perf as possible.

Launching Corto Click and Collect, and Re-Launching the Kiosk

While we get ready for opening (not long now! More news coming soon!) we’re re-launching the Corto kiosk.

Pop by every Friday and Saturday from 12pm — 6pm and Sunday from 12pm — 4pm to come in and BUY STUFF IRL!

We’ll be there to help with recommendations, to refill growlers and refillable wine bottles, and just to have a right good catch-up. Come and chat to us. We’ve missed you!

We’ll also be offering click and collect, so come by to pick up your orders during the kiosk opening times and we’ll have them ready for you.

Having Time to do the Things We Love

A big part of why both of us decided to open our own business was to give us the opportunity to pursue things we love in life. Corto is a huge part of our life now, and we’re planning to make sure we give it all of our best energy. That means setting boundaries, and opening at times that work for you and for us too.

This is our way of saying that we’re not opening on Monday because we’ll be at the pub. 

Our opening times will be updated on our website, on Google and available on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook profiles. So don’t worry, there should never be a time when you turn up expecting to come in and we’re not there!

Looking forward to seeing you at the shop soon x

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Get to Know Strata Brewing Co. — Ace Craft Beer From Whitworth, Lancs

Strata - Thalweg

If you’re familiar with Strata Brewing Co. already, you’ll know that Andy Morrison started brewing his delicious beers in Bolton as part of Rammy Craft Brewery. Since then, he’s gone solo, starting up cuckoo brewery Strata Brewing Co. and moved into Mighty Medicine’s 10bl brewery in Whitworth, Lancashire.

It’s been a while since we caught up with Andy, so we decided to hop on Zoom and ask him how his day was going. 

Strata Brewing Co - Thalweg at Corto, Clitheroe

Hi Andy! It’s been a long time since either of us came to visit you on a brew day. What’s been going on in Strata world since your move from Bolton?

“Since Bolton I got speaking to a friend with a bar in Rochdale called The Medicine Tap. He’s got a 10bl brewery just outside of Rochdale in a town called Whitworth, and he asked me if I’d like to lease it as a cuckoo brewery.”

“It’s quite a traditional cask-style brewery, with these big tall tanks. They’re massive actually. A lot of people think you need shiny, conical tanks to make trendy beer, but I’ve been having a lot of fun brewing beer that’s become fashionable in the ways they were originally made — using Boddies yeast in an open-top fermenter, finding workarounds to make what I want with the equipment that I have.”

“I’m given free reign in the brewery which is really cool, and so I’m enjoying finding ways to use it differently. Tweaks, not bodges. A friend called it “stoner engineering”— those quick fixes and overrides to overcome challenges in the brew. The brewer who was here before me used to do the same thing, and he was old-school. To keep the seal for one of the fermenters in place he’d used a split hosepipe as a sort-of guard. Worked a treat.”

It’s great to see you picking up momentum again. How have you been since lockdown 1?

“Last January was big; I got through to the Indy Man Beer Con Thirsty Games final, I had some wicked collabs organised, some beer festivals books that I was really excited about, and then obviously it all just fell away.”

“Everything being cancelled last year was a bit gutting because I’d felt so good about 2020 at the start of the year. But, it’s happened, and I just hope it all picks up again once everyone’s vaccinated and stuff.”

“So since lockdown I’ve been concentrating on canning and small-pack: things like bag-in-box have been quite popular with my regulars. But honestly, I’ve only done about 6 brews since the first lockdown. I’ve not been eligible for any government grants or financial help of ay sort, so it’s been quite tough just brewing when I needed to and keeping the business going on a shoestring.”

“It’s a little frustrating at the moment just brewing bits and pieces, you can’t really release a full representation of what you’re about. I just want to get back brewing!”

What are you most looking forward to brewing and releasing into the world?

“I’m looking forward to brewing the latest iteration of my Vietnamese Coffee Porter. It always goes down really well. Vietnamese coffee is just one of these things that I really like, and I don’t know why more people don’t brew with it! The chocolatey taste you get from the coffee beans is delicious.”

“I’m also hoping I can bring my hoppy pale Strike out in keg, I think it’ll work really, really well. It’s only 3.6% ABV but the Vienna malt in the base gives it much more body than you’d expect. I use Mosaic and Centennial for it which I love — it’s untrendy but I like it!”

What have you been enjoying brewing recently?

“It was Strata’s first birthday in August, so I got hold of some brand new Strata hops (we were named Strata first!) and made a single hop Strata pale. I really enjoyed that one, and I want to make it again.”

“Also, for the Independent Salford Beer Festival I brewed Tutoku, a 4.5% NZ Pale, which was hopped with a field blend of different New Zealand hops from an organic hop farm over there. I really enjoyed how this beer turned out and I love the idea of field blended hops. I wish more hop growers and companies did it. I used a blend of London ESB — a Fuller’s yeast — and Windsor yeasts to create these like, stone fruit esters and I was just really, really happy with it.”

“Thalweg is my Cascade pale, and in it I use Cascade and Idaho 7, which is actually related to Cascade, it’s like a modern version of it. I enjoy finding ways to brew modern, progressive beer but keeping to the aspects of old-school or more trad beers that made them so good. Thalweg is old-meets-new, a gateway beer, an easy drinker, and I think it’s translated really well to can.” 

And as luck would have it, we’ve got Thalweg in can on the Corto webshop right now! Go get it!

We love Andy’s beers and we can’t wait to open Corto so we can pour them by the pint! Wishing Strata Brewing Co. all the best of luck for 2021, and we hope they get all the attention they deserve 🙂

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Introducing: Corto Fermentations, your new fave snacks

Sometimes we forget that we’ve not shared some of our biggest plans with the world. We’ve got all these ideas for Corto, but we realised the other day, we’ve not been shouting about most of them yet!

Call it apprehension, extreme secretiveness or just forgetfulness — whatever it is, it’s not that helpful when we don’t tell you what we’re up to!

So. Here we are telling you one of our biggest secrets: here’s some news about our Tasty Things!

Tasty food at Corto

Corto will not only serve drinks. Our bar is heavily inspired by tapas culture and the Izakaya bars of Japan, which means yes, there will be food!

However, we’ll be using food to accentuate the amazing craft beer, natural wine and cider on our menu. Little dishes of tasty things, not hot meals, but snacks, aimed at being delicious and adding to the experience.

Instead of coming in for a meal, we hope you’ll come by for a plate of tasty things and a glass of something delicious. Our main focus is and always will be our drinks — beer, cider and wine is where our main passions are. But you can’t beat a great plate of snackies.

Think cheese from Courtyard Dairy, Dave on the market and local farms we’re working with directly. Think ham from local producers in Settle and Ilkley. Think tapas-inspired pan con tomate, and grilled cheese sarnies hot from the panini press (Tom’s main obsession in life.) Think vegan treats from amazing independent makers. Think pickles and hot sauces… 

Which brings us to our main revelation.

Corto Fermentations

We’d like to introduce you to our happy little project, Corto Fermentations!

Tom loves bringing out the incredible flavours that come from naturally fermenting vegetables and fruit. Using his 7 years of homebrewing experience he decided that making beer was too much washing up, and instead started playing with recipes for hot sauces, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles and other good, good stuff.

Natural ferments bring out loads of different fruity flavours within the veg and adds acidity and complexity. This is the way gherkins are traditionally made! Believe it or not, there’s no vinegar in there. (Depending where you read you might also hear about probiotic benefits… but we’re not gonna claim anything. We just like how it tastes!) 

These immense pickles and sauces will accompany most of our snacks, and are made from locally grown vegetables whenever we can get them! And when we can’t, we’re locally-sourcing them.

We’re really excited about this next part of Corto and we really hope you can come and taste some of our Corto Fermentations creations soon.

Not long now, folks. Not long now.

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Corto Opening Hours After Lockdown — What’s The Plan?

Walking around the market today, it felt like everyone was a little less anxious. We chatted to Alan the Butcher and Dave Cheese, picked up a ton of plantains from the top grocers and a motherload of onions from the Burney’s. Spring’s coming. You can tell by the daffodils in their spring onion bunches, and the way that we don’t have to wear three fleeces anymore. Spring. Is. Coming!

What’s obvious in every conversation we have is that everyone is looking forward to the dates when lockdown restrictions will be eased. 

To remind you, here’s a really cool website we found.

The “roadmap” rules click into action on the following dates:

Stage 1a: March 8th

Two people from different households can meet outside for recreation, which can include “a coffee on a bench” — we assume this also means you can have a beer if you like!

Stage 1b: March 29th

People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the “rule of six”, including in private gardens.

You know what this means? BBQs!!

The “stay at home” rule is also set to end on this date, which means while it’s probably wise to stay as local as possible, we will be able to travel for walks. Hello favourite hills we’ve not seen in months! See you soon!

Stage 2: April 12th

On this date, all shops are allowed to open. That means we’ll probably be opening our door as a little kiosk again on this week.

Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customers sitting outdoors, including alcohol. We don’t have any outdoor space, so catch us outside The New Inn or Beer Shack for a pint and a chat…

(Libraries also open on this date, so get finishing your books. Katie.)

Stage 3: May 17th

On this date, we can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors. Are you thinking what we’re thinking?

Picnics!

Six people or two households can meet indoors too, which means: the return of the dinner party!

Super excitingly, pubs can seat customers indoors at this date too. Now, we don’t know yet what sort of distancing or other safety measures will be in place, so we can’t tell you how it’ll work at Corto yet. What we can say is this: Corto will be opening properly as a bar sometime during the week beginning Monday 17th May.

(Also indoor sports classes start up again on this date. See you at Tessa Clemson Yoga!)

Stage 4: June 21st

The big one. All legal limits will be lifted.

We’re really looking forward to this one, because it means proper bar life. Standing at the bar. Having a bit of a dance. Enjoying yourself without worrying. We can’t wait.

Corto Progress: Update

We’re on track to open Corto as a craft beer, natural wine and cider bar in May.

A lot’s going on behind the scenes, and we’re really happy to be working with Castle Joinery who are making sure our former boutique shoe shop building becomes the super-trendy bar we want it to be!

For more regular updates and pics of the ongoing build, keep checking our Instagram.

We’ll also be sending out information on our opening dates via our newsletter first, so if you want to be the first to know all the Corto goss, make sure you subscribe.

We’re still running our Corto delivery service from the kiosk while we can’t open. We deliver beer, wine and cider for free within 6 miles of Clitheroe every Friday and Saturday, and we can deliver a bit further afield if you get in touch and let us know in advance.

Keeping It Fun, Keeping It Safe

We keep reminding ourselves that while we’re super excited to be finally opening Corto as the bar of our dreams, the pandemic is far from over. We want to make sure that we’re opening only when it’s absolutely safe to do so, and that all of our guests feel super comfortable here.

We will only open our bar if we are absolutely sure it is safe. 

Corto is meant to be a chilled place to enjoy a drink. We are going to make sure it’s chilled by working extra hard to make sure we have Covid-safe measures in place. Things like:

  • Table booking in advance made available
  • All latest government guidelines will be strictly adhered to
  • Hand gel on every table
  • Hand washing facilities available for all in our unisex bathrooms
  • Staff (Tom and Katie) will wear masks and guests will be asked to too, if legislation requires it
  • Seats will be appropriately distanced from each other, and separated with screens if legislation requires it
  • All tables, fridge doors, door handles menus, and everything else you can think of will be sanitised regularly

By the time it comes to the big Corto opening week, we’re sure many more different rules will be in place in order to keep us safe. We promise that we will take every single one of these rules seriously, and implement everything that’s relevant to a bar of Corto’s size and type. We want to keep you and ourselves safe!

So until then, take care and see you soon x

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Bandarra Vermouth – It’s Red and Delicious and You Need It

Are you a vermouth person? We love it. Nigella loves it too, and honestly, whatever Nigella says should be law. 

Red vermouth, or “rosso”, has this wonderful warming character that’s ideal for early spring, when it’s sunny but there’s a bite of winter chill lingering in the air. If you’re not familiar with the drink, you might expect it to be syrupy like port, or even hot with alcohol like eau de vie, and while it’s around the 15% ABV mark, red vermouth has a mouthfeel much more like a smooth-drinking sherry or rum. Sweet, but not over-sweet, and bitter too, gently bouncing with aromatics.

We’ve got some in stock now, and we wanted to talk about it a bit more because we don’t think it gets enough love!

What is Vermouth?

Vermouth is a fortified wine first made in Italy but now popular in France and in Spain, where it’s especially loved in Madrid and Barcelona. 

Red vermouth, known sometimes as “Italian vermouth” is an absolutely vital ingredient in some of your favourite cocktails like the Manhattan and the Negroni, and every Martini has dry white vermouth – the “French” style — in it whether stirred or given a good old shake.

Traditionally vermouth is made with upwards of 50 aromatic botanicals, including cinnamon, clove, bitter orange, liquorice, rosemary, chamomile, bay leaf, hops and ginger, and some even have wormwood in!

Over the years, and especially recently, makers have taken what they love about vermouth and tweaked it in their own directions, losing flavours they don’t care for and adding aromatics that better represent their locality or pair better with their cuisine. It’s really cool to see these adaptations being made, bringing modernity and global palates to a drink that’s often seen as old-fashioned, or just simply unfashionable.

Spanish Vermouth? Isn’t it Italian?

We’re currently stocking red vermouth, because that’s what Katie drank last time she was in Barcelona. Even though it’s historically Italian, she can’t separate that deliciously bittersweet aperitif from memories of the Gothic Quarter, pulling an olive from a cocktail stick, and snacking on plates of croquetas.

So then, we’re selling an amazingly nostalgic vermouth by Barcelona-based Bandarra Vermut.

Nostalgic how? 

Bandarra Vermut Red is a vermouth that emulates vermouth from mid-century Barcelona, looking away from contemporary takes on the drink and back to a time when sweet vermouth wasn’t cool or uncool — it was just enjoyed everywhere by everyone.

We like that vibe. A lot.

How To Drink Vermouth

We’d never want to tell anyone how to drink anything, however if you’ve never tried vermouth before, it might help to have a few serving suggestions.

On Ice, With A Slice

Grab your favourite lowball glass — go on, get the crystal out — and chuck a couple of chunky ice cubes in there. Add a twist of orange peel, or a whole slice, or a lemon slice if you prefer. Throw a couple of olives in there too. Enjoy.

Vermouth Spritz

Bye bye Apérol spritz (not really, we love you), hello vermouth spritz. Just pop equal parts vermouth and soda water into a highball or wine glass with ice cubes in it, and chuck an orange wedge in there. Eat some olives while you drink it. Delicious.

Negroni

Come on now, who doesn’t love a negroni? Last year we read they were both very cool, and very sad at the same time. Luckily, we don’t care. Pour equal parts gin, Campari and vermouth into a jug, with ice. Stir and stir and stir until the jug feels cold. Strain into a glass, add a fresh ice cube, and garnish with a slice of orange — blood orange if ya fancy. Invite us round to help you finish off the jug.

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UK Roadmap? What does that mean?

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Yesterday we were feeling all kinds of nerves. The lockdown has been many things over the past 10 months (10 months!!), but in the not-to-distant future it’s about to be something we kindof felt like it might never be: OVER.

Staying safe has been our number one priority ever since we opened our little shop in December — the safety of everyone has always been at the front of our minds. Going into deliveries only territory was strange and unfamiliar, but if it meant people were safer, we were happy to do it.

Now the lockdown’s got some end dates, it’s a bit weird, isn’t it? It felt like it would go on forever. We all definitely want it to end, but now it’s going to be over we’re feeling a bit like — oh! What a surprise! Okay! Better get planning then!

So the first thing we want to chat about is our first opening dates. What does the UK Roadmap for lifting lockdown mean for Corto?

The rules, according to the BBC news explainer (which is super helpful for all aspects of life outside of lockdown btw), say the following:

  • 12th April 2021: All shops allowed to open
  • 17th May 2021: Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors

We weren’t sure if the law will allow “hospitality venues” to sell alcohol to take away after the 12th April. James from SIBA reckons it is though, and we trust him!

So, this means:

Corto will be open as a shop from April 12th 2021

We will be planning Corto opening parties to start from the week of May 17th 2021

So keep your eyes open for announcements in the coming weeks! We’ve got some stuff to share…

Pubs will be allowed to open up their beer gardens earlier than this, on the 12th April, but we don’t have any outdoor space so this doesn’t apply to us. No, we can’t put benches on the pavement (unless the council wants to close off the main streets to traffic for a little while for some continental vibes? Might be a shout?) 

So until May, see you in our shop, or out the back of The Swan With Two Necks with a pint of Lagonda!

Stay positive

We’re not silly. We know that things could change and dates could move, and that April and May are still months away. But for now, let’s be positive. The days are getting longer and the vaccines are working well. The end of all this is in sight. 

We’re allowing ourselves to feel a little bit lighter and a lot more excited today 🙂

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Vault City x Corto Virtual Tap Takeover

On Friday 19th February 2021 (aka. next week) we’re having our very first virtual event!

Andy Gibson from Vault City will be hosting a virtual tap takeover and tasting sesh with us, and he’s told us he’ll be happy to answer any and all questions about the brewery, the beer and how they brew it!

We’ve put together a tasting selection of four ace Vault City sour beers to drink-along on the night, some of which haven’t even been launched yet.

For £27.50 you get:

  • 1x Raspberry & Violet 7.1%
  • 1x Strawberry, Peach & Custard 10.4%
  • 1x Plum Bakewell 7%
  • 1x OJ IPA 7.2%
  • A pass to the Zoom event
The Corto and Vault City virtual tap takeover bag contains: strawberry peach custard, raspberry violet, plum bakewell and OJ IPA

We can’t wait – in fact we’re super excited about this. The fact that we’re hosting such a nerdy beer event locally seems really, really cool to us.

We thought we’d start off our first tasting session with a bang. It had to be sour beer, and we’ve loved trying all of Vault City’s beers from right at the beginning when they were brewing out of a kitchen! Now they’ve got a shiny new brewery we’ve been super jazzed to see what they come up with next.

Anyway. Join us! We can’t wait!

UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT SHIP OUR BOOZE NATIONALLY. Our Vault City virtual tap takeover bag will only be available via our normal local delivery routes.

If you live a little outside of our “6 miles of Clitheroe” delivery radius, get in touch. We’ll do what we can to reach you.

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Amazingly Delicious Ciders by Oliver’s, Find & Foster and Wilding Cider in Stock Now

Cider is having a moment, and we are really keen to push that moment as far as it can go. We love how diverse it is, and we’re so happy that so many of you have been trying and enjoying our ever-growing cider selection. It makes us smile!

Real, natural cider is a beautiful thing, full of gorgeous aromas, textures and flavours. One thing that’s really special about the cider we sell is that it’s made by cidermakers who are passionate and totally obsessed with producing the best possible cider from the fruit they grow, pick, find and forage (we’ll get on to that in a bit).

This week we’ve had a major cider update on our webshop, and we wanted to introduce you to some of the cidermakers and producers we’re now stocking. We know you’re gonna love them.

Oliver’s Cider

World renowned and highly regarded as one of the best and most talented cidermakers on the planet, Tom Oliver is as close to a cider celebrity as it’s possible to get.

On the Oliver’s Cider farm, cider is made from pure pressed apples and wild yeasts, and the whims of the cidermaker – we have Mayflower #3 for example, which alongside a blend of finely-tuned cider blends has dried fruit and ice cider added for complexity, deliciousness and, well, for fun.

Take a look at all the Oliver’s Cider bottles we have in stock.

Wilding Cider

Wilding Cider like to express the true flavours and energy of their local fruit in their ciders. Former restauranteurs from Bristol, Beccy and Sam Leach started Wilding Cider out of a love for heritage varieties, and you can really taste their care and attention in every bottle.

Now based in rural Somerset, they hand pick apples for every batch using techniques like keeving and stretched out seasonal blending to take in the changing flavours and tannins of the seasons. 

If this sounds like winemaking, you’re not wrong. Often people talk about cider as wine, just made with a different fruit. Mind = blown.

See our full range of Wilding Cider bottles

Find & Foster

Down in Devon, Find & Foster do exactly what their name suggests – find old and heritage orchards that have been lost, forgotten or just a bit ravaged by time and foster them into providing delicious fruit for the coming generations.

This eco-conscious approach and a total respect for the land and the fruit they use means each bottle of cider Find & Foster produce is as much about the place it comes from as it is the juice it’s made from. We just LOVE that.

Buy Find & Foster

Let us choose your cider!

Not sure what to pick? It’s difficult when you can’t pick up the bottles and have the time to decide – we know. Internet shopping is hardly the tactile, personal experience we’d hoped to be providing!

Our “What’s In-Cider There??” mixed bag is only £20, and gives you the chance to taste three fine ciders, delivered to your door. What’s not to love?
We’re here to help. We can offer recommendations via the chat box at the bottom right of the page there, or you can DM us on Instagram or Twitter. If you’re more of an emailer, we’d love to hear from you: hello@cortobar.co.uk