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Watered Down Cider Definition

The new definition of cider for customs and excise purposes is to allow cider and perry to be sold as such with as little as 35% juice content, and possibly even less if the original juice is high gravity. The … Continue reading

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Helford Creek Cyder

Helford Creek Cyder Originally uploaded by AndyRob I bought this bottle of Helford Creek Cyder in the Costcutter shop at Carnon Downs in Cornwall on the way between Truro and Falmouth. At £3.99 I didn’t know whether to expect a … Continue reading

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Cider is Apple Wine

Two unrelated provocations cause me to blog about the nature of cider and where it belongs related to other beverages. The first is a resurfacing of the old strategic conflict as to whether it’s worth putting an effort into attempting … Continue reading

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Cider duty increases expected in budget

All three main UK political parties are falling over each to be seen as coming down hard on binge drinkers after the failure of 24hour pub opening to introduce a new continental cafe style drinking culture. Coinciding with a slowdown … Continue reading

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Open letter to NACM

Dear Nick, ukcider is a community of 500+ people appreciative of craft cider and perry. We claim amongst our midst a substantial minority of members who are actively involved in the production of real cider and perry on a small … Continue reading

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