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...

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...