Get The Best Of Refreshing Cider And Classy White Wine With This New Somersby Drink

It's the best of both worlds!

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Are you looking for a refreshing break from our hot and humid weather?

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Somersby Sparkling White is the perfect solution to beat the heat. This semi-sweet cider provides the refreshment of bubbly, crisp cider and zesty, tart white wine. 

Whether you’re hosting an elegant dinner party with friends or firing up the barbecue pit with the family, you can never go wrong with Somersby!

Pairing well with the classiest dishes and even simpler, more casual affairs, Somersby Sparkling White is the perfect match. At 4.5% ABV, you'll get to savour the light and fruity taste any time of the day. It tastes like white wine, without the woozy feeling you get later on!

Oh, and did you know that Malaysia is the first country outside Europe to see the launch of this beverage? Cider aficionados, rejoice!

Oysters, anyone?

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Tailored for a more mature palette, Somersby Sparkling White is meant to be poured into long-stemmed wine glasses and enjoyed as such - sparkling white wine! No one's saying you can't drink it straight from the bottle, of course. It's a versatile drink that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. You get the best of both worlds. No matter what, you can't really go wrong.

Here are some awesome food pairing ideas for you to try out:

1. White meat

Generally pairing well with white meat, the white wine taste of Somersby Sparkling White is an ideal match with chicken, turkey, and even quail! No matter what, if you're pairing Somersby Sparkling White with any white meat, you've got a winning formula. 

Food suggestions:
1. Whole roasted chicken
2. Roasted turkey breast
3. Roasted quail

Notice how all three suggestions are some form of roasted poultry? That's because roasting white meat preserves its flavour more as opposed to other methods of cooking, like frying or steaming. 

2. Shellfish

While most seafood is good with traditional white wine, shellfish like oysters, lobster, crab, and shrimp can truly elevate the taste of your drink. This applies to Somersby Sparkling White too, since it possesses the same flavour profile as sparkling wine. Time to get that wine glass ready!

Food suggestions:
Spaghetti with clams
2. Spicy prawn linguine
3. Raw oysters (hot sauce optional)
4. Baked lobster

It's pretty hard to go wrong with shellfish. No matter what, any seafood pairing will do. It's up to you to get creative! ;)

3. Salads and appetisers

What's a meal without a good salad and appetiser? The versatility of Somersby Sparkling White allows you to mix and match with various salads and light appetisers to elevate their flavour, both of the food and the drink simultaneously. 

Food suggestions:
1. Caesar salad
2. Waldorf salad
3. Greek salad
4. Goat cheese scampi wrapped in prosciutto
5. Pesto fries
6. Baked brie

Pro-tip: Opt for salads and appetisers that are light in nature. Heavier options like a Cobb salad might dull the flavour of your precious Sparkling White!

4. Mild cheese

If you stick to milder cheese variants like gouda and münster, you're in for a decadent treat. The soft, almost gentle note of gouda, for example, acts as the perfect complement to Somersby Sparkling White.

You can also give these other cheeses a try:
1. Gruyère (whole or melted)
2. Ricotta
3. Jarlsberg
4. Fondue

Though not a comprehensive list by any stretch of the imagination, these four cheeses are a great stepping stone into the diverse world of cheese. Plus, they pair extremely well with the crisp flavour profile of Somersby Sparkling White.

5. Charcuterie (meat and cheese platter)

A staple of any charcuterie board, prosciutto and Iberico ham are the quintessential picks when it comes to cured meat. Often accompanied by mild cheeses as well, it's like Somersby Sparkling White was made for this kind of food. You get to be fancy, without paying the premium for it.

Impress your guests with these charcuterie items the next time they visit:
1. Assortment of cheese (refer to the 'Mild Cheese' list above)
2. Thinly-sliced cured meat (prosciutto, Iberico ham, salami, etc)
3. Grapes, sliced apples, dried apricots, sliced peaches, sliced figs
4. Sourdough bread, French bread

Feel free to mix and match any of the items in this list. You don't have to include everything. Also bear in mind that the size of your charcuterie board determines how much you can fit onto it!

6. Sweet desserts

There's always room for dessert. It's even better when you get to enjoy it with a nice chilled Somersby Sparkling White. Pairing sweet food with sweet, sparkly wine is a heavenly combination. Those of us with a big sweet tooth are bound to find something (or everything) in this list enticing. 

Dessert suggestions:
1. Crème Brûlée
2. Apple crumble
3. Pavlova
4. Strawberry shortcake
5. Sorbet
6. Bread pudding
7. Macarons

The less acidic your dessert (those containing fruit components), the more pleasant and balanced your Somersby Sparkling White will taste along with it. 

Pick up a bottle of Somersby Sparkling White at selected hypermarkets or F&B outlets today. For more information, click here.

Have you tried Somersby Sparkling White yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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