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News | Apr 12 2019

Llagar Cortina Cider, from Asturias, Named Best Cider in the World

Spanish ciders won several gold and silver medals and received honorable mentions at CiderWorld Awards in Germany

Llagar Cortina Cider, from Asturias, Named Best Cider in the World

CiderWorld 2019, recently held at the end of March in Frankfurt, Germany, brought together cider fans and producers from all over the world. Companies were able to showcase their products, visitors were able to sample the goods, and everyone celebrated this popular alcoholic drink.

The event also celebrated the CiderWorld Awards, during which samples are submitted and then analyzed at the Geisenheim’s University of Applied Sciences laboratory and also tasted by a panel of international experts. Contestants were presented at an exclusive event the day before the fair kicked off, and the winners received the CiderWorld Medal 2019.

There were several gold medal winners from Spain, including Llagar Cortina, an ice cider, which scored the highest out of all of the participating ciders: 118 out of 120 possible points. As a result, this cider from Asturias took top place on the list of the world’s 100 best ciders. Zapiain S.A.T. also won a gold medal for its ice cider and still cider.

Silver winners from Spain were Sidra Somarroza (sparkling cider), Arantast (still cider), and Valle, Ballina y Fernández’s El Gaitero cider. As for honorable mentions, the list included Sidras Bereziartua (still cider) and several ciders from Sidra Somarroza, Zapiain S.A.T., Valle, Ballina y Fernández, and Petritegi Sagardoak 2011, S.L.

Llagar Cortina Cider, from Asturias, Named Best Cider in the World / @Sidra Cortina
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