Cider

In the can: new VAT 14 and VAT 07 are named after the vats used to mature the cider

Sheppy’s Cider makes move into cans

By James Beeson

Traditional cider maker Sheppy’s has unveiled two premium varieties of canned cider, the company’s first foray into the dispense method.

Ghoulish: give customers a right fright on Halloween

Scare their pants off – top tips for Halloween in the pub

By Nicholas Robinson

Everyone loves a theme, especially around Halloween. Whether it is a spooky drinks menu, a ghoulish food offer or a full-blown American-style fancy dress party, Halloween is the perfect time of year to boost sales.

In-cider report: Westons Cider in Herefordshire

In pictures: Inside Westons cider mill

By James Beeson

Westons cider mill has received £15m in investment for infrastructure over the past four years. This week, The Morning Advertiser headed to Herefordshire to visit the company’s cider mill and orchards.

Fruity future: fruit cider has the legs to go for miles

In association with Old Mout

Is there a future for fruit cider?

By Nicholas Robinson

It’s been the biggest development in cider since apples were first used to make alcohol. Now packaged fruit ciders play a pivotal role in many pubs. But what does the future have in store?

Cash for kiwis: Old Mout launches campaign to save kiwi bird

What is the future for fruit cider?

By Nicholas Robinson

Emma Sherwood-Smith, Heineken’s Cider Brand Director, has her sights set on a big future for fruit ciders, especially those with unique flavour profiles such as Old Mout’s variants.

Sales slow down: managed pubs have suffered recently

Managed pub, bar and restaurant sales slow down

By James Beeson

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s pub, bar and restaurant groups were ahead just 0.2% nationally compared to last August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Spending more: consumers continue to buy less, but more premium alcoholic drinks

Posh plonk sales up in branded pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Brits are spending more to guzzle premium alcoholic drinks in branded pubs and fancy upmarket bars, CGA Alcohol Sales Tracker report data shows.

Concerning: The DfT said the rise was

Drink drive casualties on the rise

By James Beeson

The number of people seriously injured in drink drive accidents has risen by 9% over the space of a year, according to the latest statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT). 

Great British pub awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park Lane on 7 Setpember

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Cider Bar/Pub

By Ed Bedington

Next up in our previews of each of the 100+ finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards is the Best Cider Bar/Pub category.

What's hot? Some of the top trends from Imbibe Live 2017

Imbibe Live 2017: top trends from the show

By Nicholas Robinson

Drinks trends that operators should look out for this year include the continued rise of gin, increased interest in foreign imports and rising interest in sparkling wines, five alcoholic drinks producers told The Morning Advertiser in this video.

Category update: CGA commercial director Graeme Loudon outlined the latest sales and figures for beer and cider at the event

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Beer and cider trends from home and away

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators should expect to see more new craft beer and cider launches in the months ahead as experts in the sector predict a dramatic boost in consumer interest. 

Meeting standards: the trade needs to rethink its beer and cider hygiene training

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

Bad beer and cider hygiene must improve

By Nicholas Robinson

Operators investing little or nothing in beer and cider hygiene training must change their ways or risk a severe drop in sales, a panel of sector experts has warned.

Targeting the world: Gerry Tosh outlines BrewDog's global sales plans

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

BrewDog sets out ‘world domination’ plans

By Nicholas Robinson

BrewDog will dramatically expand its international business by pumping funds into markets such as France, Australia and Asia, as the brewer’s founders aim to be the largest craft brewer in the world.

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.

Damning: beer quality at a low

Bad beer puts pubs at risk of ruin

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs face potential ruin if they do not improve the quality of their beer, especially in an environment of increased costs and competition from the likes of coffee shops and fast-food outlets, sector experts have warned.

Big Apple: the cider market is constantly evolving

Why the apple is back on top for cider

By Nigel Huddleston

Cider makers are convinced the apple is back and more drinkers will be enjoying the original ingredient with a more artisanal approach in the upcoming months and years. But there’s still plenty of interest in flavoured varieties.

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