The cider market: a view from the trade

Cider has been around for hundreds of years — it’s a great traditional British drink. But it’s never been as big as it is now, with new producers popping up all the time, while other businesses with generations of experience adapt to the new markets. We...

Harry’s wins British Cider Championships

Left to right, Alison, Harry and Toby, from Harry’s Cider, with their supreme champion trophy and Arthur Davies cup at the British Cider Championships   A young Somerset business that makes craft cider from apples grown on its family farm has been crowned supreme...
Cranes ciders going nationwide through ASDA

Cranes ciders going nationwide through ASDA

Cranes Drinks is launching into ASDA this summer with a range of fruit ciders. The ciders are brewed with the finest Wisconsin cranberries, alongside apples, to deliver crisp refreshment. Founded and developed by twins Ben and Dan Ritsema, Cranes Ciders are...
Lyme Bay launches Ammonite craft ciders

Lyme Bay launches Ammonite craft ciders

Dorset-based Lyme Bay Winery has introduced a new range of craft ciders, named Ammonite after the famous fossils found on local beaches. The ciders are made from the freshly-pressed juice of West Country apples in three distinct flavours: Sour Cherry, Botanicals, and...
Exceptional growth, and awards, for Taunton Cider

Exceptional growth, and awards, for Taunton Cider

Re-introduced to the market at the end of 2016, the Taunton Cider Company has seen exceptional growth in a limited time. The company’s range draws on the finest traditions of cider making, while also employing the latest techniques to blend its ciders down to a...

Sheppy’s introduces VAT 07 cider in a 330ml can

Dating back six generations and 200 years, Sheppy’s may be one of the oldest cider makers in the country, but that doesn’t mean its averse to innovation. The Somerset cider maker has launched VAT 07 Cloudy Cider in a new format — a 330ml can. The can is a...