Switzerland- officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a country in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called Bundesstadt ("federal city"). The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France  to the west, Germany  to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi).

While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global and economic centres, Zürich and Geneva. Straddling the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Therefore, the Swiss, although predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnicity or language; rather, Switzerland's strong sense of identity and community is founded on a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, and Alpine symbolism. Switzerland ranks high in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. It has the highest nominal wealth (financial and non-financial assets) per adult in the world according to Credit Suisse and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product on the IMF list. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities with the highest quality of life in the world, with the former ranked 2nd globally. 

In Switzerland good cider can be enjoyed in cafes and restaurants. Usually it is served light amber in color, nearly dry in taste, and mildly sparkling.  To the Swiss, cider is about as popular as beer. Apples used for cider were not grown in orchards as in America, but often, the trees as scattered through the pastures or along the roadsides or in back yards. (www.dailyfruitwine.com).

Switzerland Import  The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about cider imported from Switzerland.

Becky Wasserman Selection
SARL LE SERBET
5B Passage Ste Hélène
Beaune, France
21200

tel: 33 3 80 26 20 60
sbw@leserbet.com
www.leserbet.com 

The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about cider imported from Switzerland.

Cider House Vulcan
Jacques Perritaz
Former Tuilerie
1724 Le Mouret
Switzerland
tel: +41 79 663 42 45

http://www.cidrelevulcain.ch/wp/ 

THE CIDERS:  


La Transparente 2014- Apples, Pears, Quince. BubblyWhite, Dry, Medium-Bodied, Fruity, Fresh. Match lush ciders with summer's bounty. 

Poiré, Cidrerie du Vulcain, J. Perritaz – NV- A Swiss pear cider that's as inviting as it sounds. Sweet but not overwhelming at all, full of fresh, clean pears with a chappy mineraled finish. 

Vulcan- is the favorite butterfly cider. The insect shown in the label (the work of Gisèle Rime) is a faithful friend during the autumn harvests, going about the liking of fruit exploded on the ground. Its people are here at this time of the year expanded by migrating from northern Europe. The cider Vulcan transforms local fruit orchard Fribourg, namely apples, pears and quinces high old varieties of high-stem and untreated. The Fribourg terroir with its cool climate and the diversity of its soils allows an expression beautiful nuances in aromas, all the more so on the old high-stem trees. The fruits are purchased directly from the producers and sometimes also I undertake to harvest. This approach helps to develop the old high-stem orchards being abandoned for lack of opportunities in the cider market and table fruit. It allows the preservation of a diverse and rich traditional landscape, vital to biodiversity. The approach has also been supported by the FSP (Swiss Landscape Fund). The company's flagship products are sparkling cider fermentation using the technique of "guillage" Clairette de Die or cider from Normandy and Brittany. Ciders are available in different wines from one year to another, depending on the varieties available. These ciders are always "pure juice" on their wild yeast fermented, coarsely filtered and, depending on the vintage, lightly sulphited to bottling.​