Jane Peyton named as UK’s first pommelier

Beer and Cider Academy has announced award-winning drinks educator and writer, Jane Peyton, as its first accredited pommelier (cider sommelier). Jane (pictured) is the founder of School of Booze and already an accredited beer sommelier, who also has a wine tasting accreditation from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. The pommelier accreditation scheme was devised and […]

Pick apples and pears at West Bradley Orchards

The apples and pears are ripe for the picking at West Bradley Orchards, near Glastonbury, and this weekend the public can join in. Visitors are invited every year and encouraged to bring a picnic and spend a day at the farm, taking a walk through the orchards and enjoying a family day out. The last […]

Sheppy’s launches Low Alcohol Classic Cider

Somerset cider maker Sheppy’s has launched Low Alcohol Classic Cider, as the sector for low- and no-alcohol drinks continues to grow. It has the same flavour profile as Sheppy’s traditional cider, but with less alcohol — 0.5% ABV. It is made with a carefully selected blend of Somerset’s finest traditional and dessert cider apples and is designed […]

Savanna brings a piece of South Africa to Scotland

Premium cider brand Savanna took a slice of South African sunshine to Belladrum Tartan Heart 2018 this summer, bringing the Savanna Braai House to the music festival and sharing samples with more than 20,000 revelers. Hailing from South Africa, Savanna welcomed music fans and performers to its pop-up Braai House where they could savour chilled […]

Press your own apples at Healeys Cyder Farm

You may have a pressing engagement coming up at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm as a new free-to-use press comes into operation this autumn. Locals with an abundance of home-grown apples from their gardens and orchards now have the opportunity to transform their own fruit into juice and even cyder with Healeys’ new, easy-to-use mill and […]

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