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Along came a cider

Craft beer isn’t the only boutique industry in full swing. Dedicated producers are turning out delicious ciders, too

Ontario is outstanding apple country, and Canadian cider is one of the fastest-growing categories at the LCBO (sales have jumped almost 300 per cent in five years). Craft cideries are popping up from Niagara to Collingwood to Prince Edward County, and now there’s even an 18-member-strong association. I often order cider at the pub, and enjoy it at home with a cheese plate, roast pork or even sushi (times that I might normally drink riesling or chenin blanc). Here are my favourites.