Carole Johnston, 46, research biochemist who works and lives in Oxfordshire As a frequent drinker of cider, my initial reaction to the bottle was one of interest. I found the label both eye-catching and tempting and was eager to sample the contents. Temptation was not a disappointment and I found it to be an extremely pleasant tipple, being very smooth and palatable. Its strength is secretive and I would find it easy to drink in large amounts and then wonder why I was so tipsy! The label described it as dry, but I would suggest it is more of a medium than dry, and as such more attractive to girls. The term dry could be a put-off to the younger drinker. All in all, a definite contender to compete against the alcopops. Rating out of 25 ­ 22 {{DRINKS }}