When ciders become wine

WMH takes Somersby from orchard to glass.

Somersby is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cider brands and the only global cider brand in the Carlsberg Group portfolio. It is successful within the younger, fast-living consumer market; however, it had limited appeal to the wider, mature audience who prefer to savour a more sophisticated tipple.

The innovation of a new premium range called ‘Somersby Orchard Selection’ focused on the sense of occasion for the more evolved palate. Positioned as a premium light social drink, these apple ciders have been crafted especially with the same grown-up flavours and structures of wine, but are lighter and more refreshing.

Like an Estate or Vineyard Selection, this creative idea communicates provenance and authenticity in a ‘new world wine’ style. WMH took the existing Somersby logo, and puts it back into the orchard. The three flavours – Secco, Sparkling Rose and White Dry – are launched in the Nordics.