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...

New look and new cider from Sheppy’s

Somerset-based Sheppy’s is unveiling a new look for its ciders this spring, with the addition of a cloudy cider to the range. The business has spent the last six months building for the future with a new strategy that underlines the brand’s premium...

Cornish Orchards drinks go into cans

Cider company Cornish Orchards has launched three of its products — Gold Cider, Blush Cider and Alcoholic Ginger Beer — in 330ml cans. Managing director, Andy Atkinson, said: “These new eye-catching cans are a perfect addition to our range. They are easily recyclable...

CAMRA cider and perry champions revealed

Cider and perry producers across Britain were honoured at the Campaign for Real Ale’s national cider and perry championships at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival. Following more than a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals,...

Biddies ciders to launch next month

Biddenden Vineyards is to launch its first range of carbonated 500ml bottled ciders, which will be on sale in Kent, Sussex, and South East London from Monday, April 3. Biddies 5 and Biddies 8 have been crafted following the traditional Barnes family recipe, which has...

International Brewing Awards medallists revealed

Chair of judges Bill Taylor (far left) with medal winners. Top row (left to right): David Nicholls, Moa Brewing Company; Brian Yorston, Thwaites; Oliver Wesseloh, Kreativ Brewery; Sara Barton, Brewster’s Brewing Co; Hiroshi Yamashita, Asahi Breweries. Front row:...

Entries rise for International Beer and Cider Awards

Judges at the 2015 cider competition: left to right are Helen Thomas, of Westons Cider, Hanna Talvioja, R&D manager at Oy Sinebrychoff, and David Sipes of Angry Orchard Hard Cider Company   Entries to the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2017 have leapt...

Arran’s Cider Shack is ready for production

Arran Brewery’s Loch Earn Cider Shack is to start producing its first ciders before Easter, managing director Gerald Michaluk has announced. The Cider Shack part of the brewery, hotel and visitor centre in St Fillans, Perthshire, on the banks of Loch Earn, will...

Pitcairngreen Inn takes cider pub award

The Pitcairngreen Inn, on the outskirts of Perth, has been named Tayside CAMRA’s cider pub of the year. A presentation took place there on Saturday, with CAMRA members enjoying some of the best ciders and perries from around the UK. The pub, which usually has...

Premium cider brands up, but not in UK

Premium cider brands in Western Europe recorded a compound annual growth rate of almost 8% between 2009 and 2015, but the UK went against this trend, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. According to the company’s latest research, one of the most important...