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CIDER DUTY FROZEN IN THE BUDGET

We are very grateful that the Chancellor has announced that cider duty will again be frozen in today’s Budget.  UK cider makers are under tremendous pressure and whilst we had asked for a reduction in duty, we are pleased that he has listened to our concerns and...

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THATCHERS SCOOPS NATIONAL AWARD FOR ITS YOUNG TALENT PROGRAMME

Thatchers Cider has won a national award, the prestigious “IGD Award for Employability”, for its Young Talent Programme. The Thatchers Young Talent Programme is in its first full year and has just seen 17 apprentices and graduates start work with the Somerset-based...

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FAIRER TREATMENT FOR CIDER CALL AHEAD OF THE AUTUMN BUDGET

With the Autumn Budget just over a week away, the NACM has been talking to MPs to gain support for better treatment for cider. The new duty band for mid-strength cider will come into effect from 1st February 2019 and the new duty rate for ciders between 6.9% and 7.5% ABV will be announced…

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NACM opens membership to any UK cider maker

We are pleased to announce that from September 2018, membership of the association is open to any UK cider maker. Members agree to the following: -  That they meet the criteria laid out in the associations Members’ Agreement -  That they will abide by the NACM Code of...

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NACM Welcomes New Chairman, Gordon Johncox from Aston Manor

Gordon Johncox, the chief executive of Aston Manor Cider, has been named as the new chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM). Addressing members of the NACM and attendees at the All Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) on Tuesday 11 September,...

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MAGNERS UNVEILED AS EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR OF CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

Magners Irish Cider has today, 18 July 2018, been unveiled as the exclusive sponsor of the most prestigious Jump race in Europe, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and as Presenting Partner of The FestivalTM, staged annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Gloucestershire.

The four-year agreement between…

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Stonegate scoops Corporate Charity Fundraiser award

Stonegate Pub Company has been named the Corporate Charity Fundraiser of the Year by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG).

The Award was presented to Stonegate CEO, Simon Longbottom, at the annual APPBG Dinner in Westminster, in recognition…

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The Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales

The Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the Welsh Perry & Cider Society in partnership with the University of South Wales-based (USW) George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling.

This two-year project worked to identify varieties of cider apples…

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Sandford Orchards unveil unique cider production technique

Sandford Orchards and the University of Exeter unveil first truly unique cider production technique in 100 years.  The release is to coincide with launch of a novel new Cider using Pioneering On-Leaf Fermentation Method.

Devon cider makers Sandford Orchards unveiled their new…

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Welcome to Sandford Orchards

We’re delighted to welcome a new member to the National Association of Cider Makers – Sandford Orchards. 

Here’s a little introduction to them and more about how they are reviving a Devonian cider tradition with an ancient tale about a farmer protecting his cider harvests. The local players explain more…

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Harnessing heritage, technology and environment

We’ve been out and about to see what some of our members and regional association cider makers have to say about how they work with the environment, making the most of past heritage and modern technology.

See the main video here and find out more about the work of the NACM…

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