New French Cidre 330mls win Gold, Silver & Bronze at ICC Awards 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 15/05/18

• Recently launched 6Somewhere 330ml Dry cidre “La Douleur Exquise” won Gold at the International Challenge Cider Awards announced this Monday (14th May) in the Naturally Sparkling category

• No other producer won Gold, Silver and Bronze in their category.


• 6Somewhere’s two other flavours (Sweet – Silver winner; and Semi-Dry – Bronze winner)


• Run by Drinks Retailing News magazine, the competition is now in its ninth year and judges praised the consistent quality of the 249 entries this time around


• Only two golds, and two silvers were awarded in Naturally sparkling category


• Chairman of the tasting judges and ciderologist, Gabe Cook, said “We had a record number of entries this year, which makes it one of the largest cider competitions in the world in terms of the number of producers entered.  


• Owner of 6Somewhere, Rik Roberts, said “Our Cidre is made from 100% apples, with no added sugar, and is gluten free. These prestigious awards should give consumers the confidence to try our cidres, and the fact they are now available in a 330ml bottle means that they are more accessible from a price perspective too!”


• The brand is aimed at anyone who wants a great-tasting, natural apple cider – it’s always 6 Somewhere, don’t forget!


• Koppaberg (£146M) and Rekorderlig (£39.6M) retail sales in 2017. Assume £2.00 Average RRP. Assume sugar analysis for 2 sample sku’s reflective across the brands (i.e. 43g and 39.5g). This equals 2,920 TONNES of sugar per annum in the grocery channel just on these two brands!

Nothing but apples and craft
6Somewhere Ltd are working with the Huet and the Dupont families from Normandie. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created four delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples.