Cider

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.