BRITISH CIDER MAKERS CELEBRATE APPLE DAY 2023
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by Michelle Hickman
4M ago
Cider makers across the country are celebrating Apple Day on 21st October. It’s an extra special Apple Day this year as they are able to announce that it’s been a perfect year for cider apples, resulting in a bumper crop of beautifully ripened apples, ready to be pressed into one of the nation’s favourite drinks. The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), which represents the industry, has declared 2023 the year of the cider apple, with the conditions for the orchards meaning the cider made this year will be particularly special. Cider apples, so woven into our heritage, with names like ..read more
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Apples are big in Much Marcle!
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by Michelle Hickman
5M ago
Cider presses are gearing up for action in a corner of Herefordshire, and Big Apple venues are standing by to welcome visitors to the Marcle Ridge on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October.  The apple harvest will be in full swing – no matter which way you turn in Much Marcle, apples are everywhere!  Not to mention pears – perry pears of course. Nine familiar Big Apple venues, including Woodredding, Lyne Down, Pope’s Perry, Hellens, Gregg’s Pit and Awnells Farm, alongside regular attractions at Westons Cider, are waiting to welcome visitors to enjoy the orchards, see, hear and smell cider ..read more
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NEW CHAIR OF NACM CALLS FOR DUTY FREEZE IN 2024
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by Michelle Hickman
6M ago
Pictured: Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, Chair of APPCG and David Sheppy, Chair of NACM Newly elected chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), David Sheppy, called for a freeze in excise duty until at least 2025 in his inaugural speech at the All-Party-Parliamentary Cider reception in Westminster this week. More than 120 cider makers, MPs and those connected to the cider industry gathered to celebrate the importance of the most traditional of UK drinks. Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, chair of the APPCG, opened the event, reminding those present of the importance of cider making across man ..read more
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ORCHARD DAY CELEBRATES THE CIDER APPLE
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by Michelle Hickman
8M ago
Cider makers welcomed more than 200 guests to their Orchard and Machinery Day, held in Newent, Gloucestershire. The event provides a unique opportunity each year for the cider industry to thank those who work so hard growing apples for them and to celebrate the importance of British grown cider apples. The day was opened by James Crampton, National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) Chair and Corporate Affairs Director at HEINEKEN UK. He thanked Edward Keene, of Michael H Keene and Sons Ltd and the team at Moat Farm, Newent, for hosting the event and welcoming such a large group of growers. Ja ..read more
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MPs gather to celebrate British cider on World Cider Day 10th anniversary
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by Michelle Hickman
9M ago
Pictured:  Sir Bill Wiggin MP, Member of Parliament for North Herefordshire and President of the All-Party Parliamentary Cider Group The success of British cider in the global market was celebrated this week by over 30 MPs in Westminster. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Cider Day, the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) held the event where MPs were given an opportunity to sample the wide range of ciders made by Great British cider makers. MPs joined thousands of cider enthusiasts around the world to raise a glass in celebration of cider.  As the largest global cid ..read more
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THATCHERS CIDER PARTNERS WITH AARDMAN FOR ITS NEW TV COMMERCIAL
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by Michelle Hickman
9M ago
Thatchers Cider unveils a new TV commercial this week (Thursday 25th May 2023), which sees the Somerset cider maker collaborate with Bristol based, multi-Academy Award®-winning studio Aardman. Airing for the first time on TV at 9.15pm on 25th May, the commercial uses Aardman’s stop motion animation technique to bring the viewer through the gates of Thatchers’ own Myrtle Farm home. We see how the family cider maker’s dedication along every step of the way achieves Pint-Sized Perfection. Aardman uses its world-class skills in perfectly crafted hand-made miniature worlds to bring Thatchers ..read more
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UNVEILING BRITISH CIDER WEEK
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by Michelle Hickman
1y ago
A week of cider celebration is going to be held in the first ever British Cider Week, running from 14th to 23rd April 2023. Cider makers up and down the country will be taking part, from small micro-businesses to household names, from start-ups to those with many generations of heritage. Martin Berkeley, founder of Pilton Cider, who is getting involved with the celebrations, says, “Spring is a fantastic time to be celebrating cider. When we’re all enjoying warmer weather, there’s no better time to enjoy the delights of this amazing drink. “It’s the perfect opportunity for cider makers to come ..read more
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Wooden Casks and Vats
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by Michelle Hickman
1y ago
The Worshipful Company of Coopers is one of the 110 livery companies in the City of London.  Many livery companies trace their histories back to medieval guilds established to regulate a craft or trade. Coopers were responsible for cask-making, a cask being a generic word for all sizes of such wooden containers, of which a barrel is one. Others include pins and firkins. There is a so-called order of precedence amongst livery companies and the Coopers’ Company is 36th out of the 110, reflecting its history in that it received its first Royal Charter in 1501, with the earliest record of its ..read more
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Celebrating Great British Cider
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by Michelle Hickman
1y ago
Cider Makers from across the country gathered in the Palace of Westminster this week to celebrate the importance of cider making and apple growing to the UK. Hosted jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) and the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) the evening welcomed more than 120 guests including MPs and those connected to the cider industry. Sir Bill Wiggin MP (President of APPCG) opened the event, explaining why cider is of great importance to the UK and thanking the MPs that continue to support this great British industry. NACM Chair, James Crampton followed, c ..read more
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SANDFORD ORCHARDS LAUNCH THE 2023 BREAKTHROUGH CIDER MAKER AWARDS
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by Michelle Hickman
1y ago
Sandford Orchards is delighted to launch the 2023 Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards. Now in its third year, these unique awards are free to enter and offer aspiring cider makers advice, guidance and guaranteed listings with the on and off trade. This year, the competition is open to cider makers making up to 50,000 litres a year. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2023.  Barny Butterfield, Chief Cidermaker at Sandford Orchards explains: ”We created the Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards three years ago to support the future of our precious UK cider industry. We aim to seek out ..read more
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