Ask the guy next to you at the bar, What's the greatest collaboration in history? If he says a) Watson & Crick, b) Aeromith and Run-DMC, or c) PB & J, well, you know he's not a cider freak -- because this here is practically Wonder Twins sh!#. Côme Isambert: one of the Loire's hottest natural micro-producers (based in Saumur). Fruktstereo: two of the most talked-about somms in Scandi-land (Sweden's Karl Sjöström & Mikael Nypelius), famed for taking fruit from home gardens & abandoned orchards to make some of the most sought-after fermented beverages in Europe. Apples & pears, nothing else: dry, bright, and delicious, with fractional funk. Turns out? Scandi-Loire = scandalously good.