Ancient celebrations take over a modern orchardJanuary 16 2015
Yesterday, Stewley Orchard near Ilminster was transformed by the ancient pagan celebration of Wassailing. The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, which produces much-loved ciders like Blackthorn, Olde English and Addlestones, organised the festivities.
Brewing and cider awards gear up for final entriesDecember 05 2014
With just weeks to go until the next International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards close on 31 December, the competition’s organisers, Brewing Technology Services (BTS) are gearing up for the last wave of entries from brewers and cider makers around the world.
The Folio Society launches The Herefordshire PomonaSeptember 18 2014
As the apple harvest approaches, London publishers, The Folio Society, are launching a beautiful limited-edition facsimile of The Herefordshire Pomona on 19th September 2014.
THATCHERS GOLD SWEEPS THE BOARD IN AUSTRALIAOctober 16 2014
Still only in its first year of being available in Australia, Thatchers Gold has swept the board in the Australian Cider Awards. Thatchers Gold was not only awarded Best Cider, and Best International Cider, but went on to receive the top accolade, Best in Show.
Bristol Cider Shop announces opening of new Cider Tasting RoomOctober 09 2014
Bristol Cider Shop has received licensing approval to open a cider tasting room to the rear of their shop on Christmas Steps in central Bristol.
Making Cider by photojournalist Jon Kent due for release on Apple DayOctober 01 2014
From beekeeping to harvesting, pressing to tasting. From farm to shop to festival. Making Cider is the year in the life of Somerset cider.
The Big Apple Hosts Harvestime in Much MarcleOctober 01 2014
On the 11th and 12th of October, local farms, cider-mills and cottage venues will open their doors to visitors for a Harvestime celebration of collection of events, walks and talks with opportunities to taste and purchase apples, juice and cider.
Date set for cider courseOctober 01 2014
Fancy making cider in Cornwall? Crafty Cornwall have created a new cider-making course with a choice of accommodation out of Fowey River Cider in mid Cornwall. The weekend course – from Apple to Barrel – will be held over 18 and 19 October and includes cider tasting, apple picking and theory. Everyone also takes their own cider home.
A Response to the Alcohol Taxation Review, August 2010
In the Budget papers of 22 June 2010 it was announced that: 'The Government will review the taxation and pricing of alcohol to ensure it tackles binge drinking without unfairly penalising responsible drinkers, pubs and important local industries.'