It’s been a busy week on Planet Cider what with Pagan ceremonies and New Year announcements.  Here’s a roundup of the latest news.

The Daily Mail and the BBC, amongst many others, reported on the ancient custom of Wassailing with some wonderful photography.

The Daily Telegraph goes behind the scenes at the award winning Sheppy’s Cider in Somerset to learn the secret of their success.

Thatchers Cider have announced their headline sponsorship of the Royal Bath and West Show, which takes place in June, and is home of the British Cider Championships.

The European Cider Association, AICV, has launched its European Cider Trends Update for 2016, still showing the UK as the leading cider market.