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Perry or pear cider is an alcoholic beverage made of fermented pear juice. It is similar to cider, in that it is made using a similar process and often has a similar alcoholic content.

Perry has been common for centuries in England and France. Most of the best perry comes from France, especially Normandy. As with cider, special pear cultivars are used. They produce fruit that is of poor eating quality, but that produces superior perry. Perry pears are higher in tannin and acid than eating or cooking pears, and are generally smaller. Sweden also produces perry, such as Kopparbergs pear cider.

Perry from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England made from traditional recipes forms a European Union Protected Geographical Indication.

A branded perry known as Babycham, marketed principally as a woman's drink and sold in miniature Champagne-style bottles, was once popular but has now become unfashionable. One may also find it distilled, much like apple brandy.


There are also several places named Perry; see Perry (disambiguation)nl:Perenwijn

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