Originally Posted by JLem
What's the difference between apple wine and cider? ABV? Semantics?
In my opinion, it's both ABV and ingredients. To me, hard cider says only cider, fermented. No sugar or other stuff added, and a lower ABV.
When I hear "wine", I think of an ABV of 12-15% or so and expect a more complex flavor with maybe some tannin, acid blend, etc, and I also expect clarity. I don't expect a cider to be clear necessarily.
These aren't the definitions of course- just my thinking!