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Friday 28 November 2014

Cider

Book reveals US presidents’ drinking habits

George Washington loved beer while Nixon hid his expensive wine from guests while serving cheap plonk, according to a new book on alcohol in US politics.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 1 Comment »

Thatchers cider makes move on US

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has signed a three-year deal with Thatchers to distribute its Somerset cider stateside.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

Top 10 new products

Among this month’s new releases is Johnnie Walker’s 2014 private collection – of which just 8,888 electric blue decanters will be released worldwide.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Brits becoming ‘cider snobs’, says NACM

A growing preference for “pricier, artisan” ciders is turning Britain into a nation of “cider snobs”, according the category’s trade body.

Monday, August 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Magners hits out at Polish cider ban

C&C Group has hit out at “discriminatory” behaviour from Polish authorities, who forced it to remove advertising for cider brand Magners from team shirts during a Champions League match.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Over-65s lead at-home drinking trend

UK sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 No Comments »

World Cup proves damp squib for beer sales

Early signs indicate this year’s World Cup in Brazil created less of a boost for UK beer and cider retailers than the South Africa tournament four years ago.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

California approves market tastings

Small producers have been given a boost after new legislation was passed in California legalising tastings at farmers’ markets.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Cider makes headway in US market

Cider rang up $261 million in US retail sales last year, an increase of 94% on the previous year.

Friday, July 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Cider sector clarifies minimum price issue

The National Association of Cider Makers has warned the trade to be alert to differences in how various types of cider are affected by the UK government’s new ban on selling alcoholic drinks below cost.

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Comments »

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