Bespoke cider for The Shops at Dartington

The Shops at Dartington is unveiling a new look for its own-labelled cider range, made with locally grown Devon apples. The clean, fresher look reflects the premium position of the cider, which is hand pressed using apples from ancient organic orchards. The range has...

New look for Beer and Cider Academy

The Beer Academy has re-launched itself as the Beer & Cider Academy, with a fresh look, a new cider offering and a leading presenter. The new name and new look was presented to an invited audience at London’s Hawkes Cidery and Taproom, where president of the...

‘Pick your own’ at home of Orchard Pig

David Warburton MP with members of the Clifton-Brown family at West Bradley Orchards   MP David Warburton has opened a series of Pick Your Own weekends at West Bradley Orchards in the heart of Somerset, dubbed the home of British cider. West Bradley is one of the few...

Healey’s brings back Cornish Gold

Healey’s has re-launched its premium cider, Cornish Gold, which was first produced by the Healey family, on their Cornwall farm, in 1980. Cornish Gold is being made to the original 30-year-old recipe, complimenting the Original 4.5% ABV blend with an oak-matured...

Cornish Orchards set up for Boardmasters

The team at Cornish Orchards are heading to the beach — Fistral and Watergate Bay beaches near Newquay — for the five-day Boardmasters festival, which gets under way today. The festival will feature big names like Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai, Alt-J, The Vaccines...

Fire damages Arran’s Loch Earn hotel

Just weeks away from the hotel opening at Arran’s Loch Earn Brewery Hotel and Visitor Centre, in St Fillans, Perthshire a fire which has caused considerable damage. This means the hotel will now not open its accommodation until 2018. The fire started in an extractor...

Premium Cidrerie Stassen ciders launched

Heineken-owned Cidrerie Stassen is launching a premium collection of three artisanal ciders with a refined taste using high-quality fruit from the Aubel Valley in eastern Belgium. Fourth generation cider maker, Jean-Pierre Stassen, said: “Beautifully presented in...

Crafty Nectar exceeds crowdfunding target

Crafty Nectar — sourcing ciders from independent producers and delivering them straight to customers’ doors — has sailed through its £100,000 crowdfunding target. With 20 days of its funding time remaining, the company has raised nearly £120,000 from 205 investors....

Finance helps growth of Taunton Cider Co

Amicus Commercial Finance, the specialist lender of flexible working capital to small and medium-sized businesses, has provided a confidential invoice discounting facility to The Taunton Cider Company Ltd. The financing is set to help the century-old cider company...

It’s cider v beer in Imbibe Live Tapsters final

Competitors in a semi-final of The Tapsters competition   The Stable Cider Masters will face up to Pivovar’s Tapped Untapped in the final of The Tapsters on July 4, centre stage at Imbibe Live. The finalists beat off strong opposition from the North Bar and The Ale...

UK’s first naturally coloured sparkling cider

Biddenden Vineyards has launched the UK’s first naturally coloured sparkling cider, Red Love, which is available across Kent, Sussex and South East London. This follows the arrival of Biddenden’s first range of carbonated 500ml bottled ciders, Biddies, earlier this...

Silver medal for Lyme Bay Winery’s Jack Ratt

Lyme Bay Winery’s newly-rebranded Jack Ratt Sparkling Cider has received a silver medal in the design and packaging category at this year’s International Cider Challenge. Commended for its impact, originality and innovation, this fresh new design, which will be...