The Wine Drinker’s Guide to Choosing Cider

We know that you love to drink Jack’s Hard Cider, but do you have a friend who is totally into wine and would never consider knocking back a cider? We get it, wine is delicious! In fact, Jack’s Hard Cider actually began at the Hauser Estate Winery and we still make wine today at our Biglerville, Pennsylvania, location.

Brian Bolzan, one of our cider makers, truly believes that Jack’s Hard Cider has widespread appeal due to the versatile and differing varieties we produce. We already gave you some ideas on introducing Jack’s to your beer-drinking buddies; now it’s time to get wine fans involved in the craft cider revolution!

Fans of champagne and sparkling wines will notice many similarities to cider. First and foremost, it’s bubbly! Our seasonal Conewago variety is actually made with Champagne yeast, so that would be a great introductory cider for your wine fan friend.

jacks originalRead on as Brian shares a few more ideas for pleasing the palate of even the most die-hard oenophile:

  • Besides Conewago, fans of moscato and Champagne will also enjoy our Original for its semi-dry character and prickly carbonation.
  • Conewago will also ensnare sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio drinkers with its bold citrus aromas.
  • Dry Hopped will work for drinkers of rustic elderberry and dandelion wines because the earthiness and floral characters will feel familiar.
  • Fans of white zinfandel and rosé will feel at home imbibing our Peach Cider for its fresh nectar notes and roundness.
  • Folks who flock to dessert wines will love our Ice Cider because it is luscious and delicately sweet without being cloying.

Learn more about Jack’s Hard Cider and explore our cider lineup here.

Jack’s Hard Cider — Produced from Pennsylvania Apples. Pressed On-Site. Never from Concentrate. 

— Ronna Dewey

Photography by Anna Miron/Six AM Studio