Back when the four founders of Wignac were children, they lived at their family's castle in Guignicourt, Northern France. That's where they made their first ciders from the apples that grew on their estate with the assistance of their great grandmother. Years later, the four siblings decided that they wanted to make ciders and pay tribute to the Marquise de Wignacourt while doing so; with this in mind, the came up with the name Wignac.
Wignac's aim is to reinvent the image of a traditional cider as a luxurious and healthy drink. However, Wignac was also created to revive the family's orchards and to create work in the Ardennes region, while protecting and promoting the rich biodiversity of the area.
The production process of Wignac ciders is quite traditional; they are made of a blend of different varieties of apples -both cider and dessert apples are used-, which means that no sugar needs to be added as the ciders have a lovely natural sweetness.
The Lady Squirrel Sans Alcool is Wignac's latest vintage; an alcohol-free cider made from 100% pure organic apple juice which is naturally gluten free and has no added sugar, colouring or sulphites. Lady Squirrel is 100% pleasure, 100% pure juice, 100% organic, 100% refreshing, 100% delicious, but 0% alcohol. Try it here.
The backstory: Big Drop was launched in 2016 as the world's first brewer dedicated to alcohol-free beer by the-then City lawyer, Rob Fink and long-time friend James Kindred. Both had recently become fathers and were looking to cut back on the booze but could not find any decent alternatives to their favourite craft draft beers. Well, the rest is history...
So is Big Drop Beer any good? Since Its first 700 litre batch, Big Drop has gone on to win over 30 major international beer awards including four times being judged the 'World's Best' at the World Beer Awards. Recognised as the market leader in this rapidly growing sector, Big Drop sold over a million cans and bottles worldwide last year.
Doing their part: Big Drop contract brews in batches through a network of brewing partners worldwide which means it can produce its beer locally and ethically with a minimal carbon footprint.
A new kind of craft beer: Hops and hemp are old friends. In fact, they're family. Perhaps that's why they go so well together. And now you can enjoy them combined, in Hop & Hemp's range of full flavoured craft brews, each with a twist of organic, hemp-derived CBD. They're the world's first low alcohol, low calorie, vegan beers to contain CBD without THC - the part that makes you 'high'. So you can unwind, and keep your cool!
Groundbreaking new brews:
Easy Times IPA is a deep gold, full-on IPA that delivers bags of fresh fruit flavours. Big aromas of grapefruit and lemonade are delivered from the triple addition of American hops. The palate doubles down on the fruitiness and brings in flavours of biscuit and honey. A classic IPA that's big on flavour, without the alcohol. Try it here.
Lowdown Lager is a crisp, golden pilsner style lager that hits the palate with a gentle, spicy hoppiness and follows with notes of citrus and a lingering sweetness. Just as good as it sounds! Try it here.
Explore all our alcohol-free / low-alcohol beers here.