Perry & Cider News

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  • 1.11.2016
    Structures of Excise Duties on Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages
    a copy of the Report from the Commission to the Council on the Evaluation of the Council Directive 92/83 on the Structures of Excise Duties on Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages - it was published on 28 October.
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  • 7.7.2015
    Welsh Perry & Cider Championships 2015
    A round up of the winners of the annual Welsh Perry and Cider Championships held on 23 May 2015 at Caldicot Castle
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  • 7.7.2015
    In the Orchard
    An article by Gerald White, Sheepwalk Nurseries, Pembrokeshire on things to consider in the orchard
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  • 1.2.2013
    Traditional Wassails Celebrated Throughout UK
    Traditional Wassails were celebrated throughout the UK in January to bid welcome and good health to 2013 apple and pear crops.
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  • 30.1.2013
    Cider Industry Calls on Government for Help
    Paul Bartlett, chairman of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), delivered the message to Westminster this week.
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  • 11.10.2012
    A cider-soaked jaunt through the West Country's orchards
    There’s been cider made in Somerset ever since the Normans brought it here, and while it’s hard to miss the gorgeous, boozy waft that cider farms give off, you can also track them down on the Visit Somerset website.
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  • 26.9.2012
    Drink: give perry a chance
    Pear cider and proper perry are as different as chalk and cheese, says Fiona Beckett.
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  • 14.9.2012
    How d'you like them apples? Moss Cider Project share fruits of labour for Manchester Food & Drink Festival
    The guerrilla cider makers of the Moss Cider Project are sharing the fruits of their labour with the public by hosting a Cider and Cheese evening as part of Manchester’s Food and Drink Festival.
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  • 28.6.2012
    Three Counties Perry
    Perry is a little-known traditional English drink made from the fermented juice of perry pears, small, bitter fruits with such a high level of astringent tannins that they are almost impossible to eat raw.
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  • 20.9.2011
    UK Cider Makers Take The Lead Again With Sustainability Scheme
    Cider industry leaders have announced another first for the industry today as the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) becomes the first drinks’ trade body to work with Business in the Community (BITC) to address sustainability.
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