Cider

Free of charge: customers will be able to claim a complimentary drink at participating Punch pubs

Punch brings back free pint promo

By Nikkie Sutton

Punch has announced the return of its free drinks promotion in partnership with Carling, Stella and Rekorderlig Cider.

Demands: CAMRA and WSTA set out general election manifestos

General election 2017

Drinks industry calls for ‘protection’ of £23.1bn pub trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Demands for a more prosperous pub and drinks industry have been set out by sector organisations the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) ahead of the general election.  

Come together: cider is sociable and ideal for sharing, according to Thatcher's (credit: bowie15/Thinkstock.co.uk)

The Cider Report

The cider trends to look out for

By Nikkie Sutton

Premiumisation, craft and sharing are key concepts for cider and the rejuvenation of the apple sector is a big driver in the on-trade. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Big deal: Cider has an estimated worth of £3bn to the UK

The Cider Report

What is going on in cider?

By Nikkie Sutton

The multitude of sub categories of cider are ensuring the sector continues to thrive and will be a welcome tipple for many during summer. Nikkie Sutton reports.

Ideal for fridges: the new cans are available in three varieties

Cornish Orchards unveils 330ml cans

By Nikkie Sutton

Cornish Orchards has revealed three of its products in 330ml in a bid to enable licensees to maximise fridge space.

Clean break: beer hygiene is under the spotlight

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

Pricey: expensive alcohol drives booze value up

Pricey booze steadies wet sales in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Expensive alcohol is helping pubs, bars and restaurants to increase or maintain profits from wet sales as consumers look for more premium experiences.

Bad beer: where's the best place to go for a pint?

Where are the ‘dirtiest’ pints in Britain?

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators in the south-west of England have been called out by this year’s Beer Quality Report as the most likely in the UK to pour pints from unclean lines.