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Launch of Drinkers’ Voice

New alcohol consumer organisation, Drinkers’ Voice, has revealed an exclusive poll which highlights that 70% of the UK’s drinkers don’t listen to official alcohol guidelines. We would like you to join us in supporting them in their fight against the anti-alcohol...

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Thatchers takes to the skies over Somerset

Thatchers Cider has taken to the skies over Somerset with its first hot air balloon. Emblazoned with the strapline “What Cider’s Supposed to Taste Like”, the yellow and green balloon will make its Bristol International Balloon Fiesta debut, from 10th - 13th August. An...

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Thatchers on board HMS Somerset

Thatchers Cider and HMS Somerset have teamed up to promote the county of Somerset and bring a few home comforts to everyone on board ship. Chris Milton, Off-Trade & Export Sales Director at Thatchers Cider, presented a Thatchers branded “RAS” (replenish at sea)...

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NACM launches General Election Manifesto

The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) has launched a manifesto detailing the requirements of the UK cider industry as we approach the 2017 General Election, and beyond. It highlights cider as a great British success story, with its significant contribution...

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Cider News Digest

It's take time again folks.  With these sunny spring days come good cider news.  Here's the latest: Thatchers launch their 2016 Vintage Cider complete with new branding s they seek to drive premium cider growth. Meanwhile, down the road in Somerset, Sheppy's unveils...

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Golden Apple Orchard is announced

The Skittery family in Herefordshire have been crowned the overall winners in HEINEKEN’s Golden Apple Awards. HEINEKEN, the name behind some of the nation’s best loved ciders including Bulmers and Strongbow, holds the biennial event to celebrate the contribution its...

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New Orchards Planted at Thatchers

Staff from Thatchers Cider have been planting 25,000 new apple trees this spring, in response to the growing demand for the Somerset cidermaker’s products. This Spring, Thatchers has been planting two of its favourite apple varieties, Dabinett, a vintage bittersweet...

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Westons launches Mortimer’s Orchard English Berry Cider

Westons is adding a new berry-flavoured variant to its hugely successful Mortimer’s Orchard super-premium cider brand as it adds further breadth to the top end of the cider market.   Mortimer’s Orchard – English Berry Cider is a sparkling, clear, berry-coloured cider...

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International Brewing & Cider Awards winner announced

Brewers and cider makers from across the globe gathered at London's Guildhall on 26th April for the unveiling of the Championship winners in the International Brewing & Cider Awards 2017.  Trophies were awarded to nine brewers and one cider maker from three...

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Cider News Digest

The Cider world is currently bursting with activity, as NACM members gear for the summer ahead.  Here's a roundup of the latest news. Merrydown launches its new Crisp Apple cider to complement a new branding for its Vintage Cider. Aspall releases its new 4.5% Aspall...

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Cider News Digest

So it's official: its spring! Time to dust off the shorts, sandals and summery dresses.  Well, maybe not quite yet but it won't be far away.  The world is cider is similarly bright and bustling with activity.  Here's the latest in case you've missed out. Family cider...

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