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Sonoma Cider Announces Expansion In Alaska Arkansas And Tennessee

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13/04/2016

HEALDSBURG, CA, APRIL 12, 2015-- Sonoma Cider, the fast-growing
artisan
brand in the exploding hard cider category, rapidly gaining a
reputation
for its certified organic ingredients and innovative flavors,
announces
new distributor agreements that will expand the brand\'s reach in
Alaska,
Arkansas, and Tennessee.

Founded in 2013 by a father-son team, David and Robert Cordtz,
Sonoma
Cider has been earning high praise from critics and consumers
alike.
Over the past few years, the brand has been a staple in the
winner\'s
circle at various top competitions across the country, including
being
named the 2015 Cider Producer of the Year at the New York
International
Beer Competition.

The following recent and upcoming partnerships give Sonoma Cider
distribution in a total of twenty-eight states in the U.S.:

· SPECIALTY IMPORTS, INC., Alaska\'s premier importer and
distributor
of fine wine, beer and spirits since 1979, added Sonoma Cider to
their
portfolio in February 2016. With offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks,
Juneau
and Kenai, Sonoma Cider sales have grown quickly in the last few
months
state-wide.

· ARKANSAS CRAFT DISTRIBUTORS, the state\'s only distributor
dedicated
to craft beer and beverages, is dedicated to building strong
relationships with their accounts. Sonoma Cider, the first cider to
be
represented by the company, launched with Arkansas Craft
Distributors in
January 2016 and is building a strong following throughout the
state.

· CARTER DISTRIBUTING is a 3rd generation family-run business
based
out of Chattanooga, TN. To date, they serve over 1,200 accounts in
this
area and will be adding Sonoma Cider at the end of April 2016.

· AJAX DISTRIBUTING COMPANY\'s headquarters are located in
Clarksville,
TN, the fifth largest city in Tennessee as well as the fastest
growing
city in the state. This family owned and operated company will be
adding
Sonoma Cider to its distribution list in early May 2016.

· AS BARBORO has distribution channels in the Memphis, TN area
and
will be launching Sonoma Cider in early May 2016.

· DET DISTRIBUTING, founded in 1951, is one of Tennessee\'s
largest
beverage distributor, with locations in the cities of Nashville and

Jackson. Sonoma Cider will be available through DET Distributing
mid-April 2016.

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Hard Cider continues to be a growing segment in the beverage
industry,
experiencing close to a 10 percent increase from 2014 to 2015. In
addition, the majority of the country\'s larger distributors have
now
added at least one cider brand to their portfolio. Sonoma Cider
produced
over 100,000 cases in 2015 and shows no signs of slowing down in
2016.
Overall, if cider sales continue to grow at a 10 percent pace, the
total
number of cases sold in the U.S. will be more than 31.1 million in
2016.
_(Source: NBWA)_

Sonoma Cider offers four, award-winning "Core Ciders" which are
available year-round. This includes the signature, apple cider "The

Hatchet," pear-based "The Pitchfork," bourbon-flavored "The Anvil",
and
sarsaparilla-vanilla "The Washboard". Sonoma Cider also offers
other
unique flavors through the "Limited Run" series and "Cidermaker
Reserve"
series.

Sonoma Cider is available at retail liquor stores, supermarkets and

natural foods stores in most key U.S. markets. For more information
and
a list of retailers, please visit www.sonomacider.com 

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