'Unfair taxation system': Hawkes chief cider maker Roberto Basilico (left) and founder Simon Wright

UK cider taxation system ‘harming industry growth’

By James Beeson

London-based cider maker Hawkes has attacked the current UK cider taxation system, and accused the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) of failing to represent the interests of smaller producers.

Light Brigade: Bruce Dickinson presents the new Trooper beer

Robinsons launches new beer under Trooper brand

By Nicholas Robinson

Family brewer Robinsons has launched Light Brigade, the fifth beer in the brewer’s Iron Maiden Trooper portfolio, which has been developed in support of the UK’s armed forces.