45% of all the apples grown in the UK are now used here for cider making. A reducing amount of apple juice concentrate from central European countries like Austria, Germany and Italy is required to make up the shortfall and to blend to produce certain styles of cider.
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THATCHERS GOLD SWEEPS THE BOARD IN AUSTRALIA

October 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.

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Bristol Cider Shop announces opening of new Cider Tasting Room

October 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.

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Harvestime - an apple journey

October 07 2014

The Herefordshire parishes of the Marcle Ridge are once again celebrating harvestime in the orchards, with a collection of events, walks and talks with many opportunities to taste and purchase apples, juice and cider.

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Making Cider by photojournalist Jon Kent due for release on Apple Day

October 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.

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The Big Apple Hosts Harvestime in Much Marcle

October 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.

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Date set for cider course

October 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.

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR CIDER AND CHEESE NIGHT

September 17 2014

The fourth cider and cheese evening organised by The Moss Cider Project will go ahead next Friday (September 26)

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INNIS & GUNN AND THATCHERS CIDER COMPANY PARTNER UP IN THE USA

September 17 2014

Premium Somerset cider maker, Thatchers, will be harvesting more than just apples this Autumn as it has today (9th September 2014) announced an exclusive tie-up with Innis & Gunn that will see the family-owned company enter the lucrative US market for the first time in its 110-year history. 

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NEW CIDER INDUSTRY CHIEF HEADS STRAIGHT TO WESTMINSTER

September 17 2014

Within hours of becoming Chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) Martin Thatcher delivered a strong message to MPs and government officials at a packed Westminster reception last night (Tuesday).

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Entries now open for International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards 2015

September 01 2014

Around 1,000 beers and ciders are expected to enter the competition, with judging taking place in February next year in Burton-on-Trent.

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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.'

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