Happy Friday from Cider HQ.  Blue Monday is past us and here we are on this glorious eve of the weekend, which must mean it’s time to round up the latest cider news.  Enjoy.

Off License News sets out its stall for 2017 predictions, and the opportunities for cider look strong.

Thatchers have released two traditional ciders in can for the first time.  Called Stan’s Cider, they’re named after current MD Martin Thatcher’s grandfather.

Wassailers have been out in force this last week, celebrating Old Twelvey.  Possibly the biggest wassail in the country was held at Rich’s Cider in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset.

We learn more about that makes Martin Thatcher tick in this in-depth piece.