This totally unique, exquisitely gastronomic drink is extraordinary even by Eric Bordelet's high standards. Far from your usual pear or apple cider, Cormé is a revival of an ancient tradition, made from the sorb or service tree fruit. The sorb tree, now very rare in Europe, was once planted widely in orchards across the continent. In the northwestern French province of Maine, between the 15th and mid-20th century, it was traditionally used to make Cormé, a popular fermented fruit wine. Bordelet found, selected and cultivated the sorb to bring back this traditional beverage, giving it just enough of a modern twist. Authentic and original, this drink has the complexity of wine and wonderful fruity aromatics. The producer recommends pairing it with strong, sweet spicy flavors.