(Toronto, ON – April 14, 2015) The Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA) is thrilled to announce the results from the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) that took place this past weekend in Michigan. Ontario ciders took home a total of 25 medals, including 1 gold, 8 silver and 16 bronze, an increase of nine medals over last year’s showing. Ontario’s Beaver Valley took home the OCCA’s only gold medal for Best New World Cider in the Modern category.
“This year’s medal count is what happens when determination and collaboration have Mother Nature on their side. Our ciders are a reflection on the fact that Ontario has the best apples in the world,” said Tom Wilson, Chair, OCCA. “We are looking forward to hearing how the Ontario government will be supporting our promising and rapidly growing industry in this year’s budget.”
Thornbury Village Cidery – Thornbury Premium Apple Cider – New World Cider – Modern
GLINTCAP is organized by The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association, a not-for-profit organization formed to showcase and promote fermented apple and pear beverages. The competition took place on April 10-12, 2015, and this year had 617 in entries in total.