Expert advice about drinks

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Drink it in

Drink it in

Q. We're having a Somerset-themed wedding but we can't decide what drinks to serve, as not everyone likes cider! What other options are there?

A. Penny Adair says: A Somerset wedding is the perfect time to sample something delicious that represents the West Country. Although Thatchers, the family cidermaker, is probably best known for the range of ciders it's been making at Myrtle Farm since 1904, it also produces its own West Country take on celebration bubbly.

Thatchers Family Reserve is a sparkling Somerset apple wine that embraces a rediscovered, century-old recipe by founder William Thatcher, using the first-pressed juice of the Katy apple. This special drink has light golden hues and a gentle fizz with a great combination of intensity, delicacy and length.

You could also opt for the new Thatchers Rosé. Made with a blend of naturally sweet, rosy-red dessert apples, it's a summery sparkling cider with fruity flavours.

Penny Adair