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How to make ice cider

<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Gilles has been picking the apples of up to two trees per day for the last two months and pressing them for cider using a cryoextraction method.

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Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Gilles has been picking the apples of up to two trees per day...more

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Gilles has been picking the apples of up to two trees per day for the last two months and pressing them for cider using a cryoextraction method. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille shakes snow off apples as he gathers them for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille shakes snow off apples as he gathers them for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille shakes snow off apples as he gathers them for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille pulls apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Apples are left on the trees and picked when the temperature hovers around  -8 to -15 degrees Celsius (17 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit). They are then pressed and left to cold ferment for their Signature Reserve, which is a two year production cycle of fermentation and maturation in oak casks. 


 REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille pulls apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Apples are left on the trees and picked when the...more

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille pulls apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Apples are left on the trees and picked when the temperature hovers around -8 to -15 degrees Celsius (17 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit). They are then pressed and left to cold ferment for their Signature Reserve, which is a two year production cycle of fermentation and maturation in oak casks. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille picks apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille picks apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille picks apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Ice cider has been produced in Quebec since the late 1990's. With ice wine doing well, the thought was "why not try it with apple cider as well"? Two main groves with the same master cider maker -- Domaine Pinnacle and La Face Cache de la Pomme -- pioneered the process with Domaine Pinnacle going commercial in 2000. Today they are selling their products in over 60 countries.

REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Ice cider has been produced in Quebec since the...more

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille gathers apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. Ice cider has been produced in Quebec since the late 1990's. With ice wine doing well, the thought was "why not try it with apple cider as well"? Two main groves with the same master cider maker -- Domaine Pinnacle and La Face Cache de la Pomme -- pioneered the process with Domaine Pinnacle going commercial in 2000. Today they are selling their products in over 60 countries. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>An apple is sliced to show the caramel colour used for the Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

An apple is sliced to show the caramel colour used for the Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An apple is sliced to show the caramel colour used for the Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Orchard Manager Gilles Drille collects apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille collects apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Orchard Manager Gilles Drille collects apples from a tree for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Apples wait to be collected for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Apples wait to be collected for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Apples wait to be collected for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Apples sit in a discard bin after being pressed for Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg,, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Apples sit in a discard bin after being pressed for Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg,, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Apples sit in a discard bin after being pressed for Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg,, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>An apple is sliced to show the caramel colour used for the Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

An apple is sliced to show the caramel colour used for the Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

An apple is sliced to show the caramel colour used for the Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Apples wait to be collected for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Apples wait to be collected for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Apples wait to be collected for the ice harvest to make ice cider on the 430-acre apple orchard and cidery at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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<p>Casks of cider are left to ferment and mature in oak casks for Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>

Casks of cider are left to ferment and mature in oak casks for Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Casks of cider are left to ferment and mature in oak casks for Signature Reserve Speciale Ice Cider at Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg, Quebec, December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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