This infographic of ‘periodic table of apples’ – has nice information if you are looking for which apples to select for cider making. 

Much like a brewer has hops to give beer it’s unique character, flavour – cider, desert and cooking apples, and nothing else are used in fermenting the juice into traditional cider

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Wassail, Wassail all over the town!

Join us once again to bless the orchards and celebrate another great year with singing, dancing music and merriment!

Here’s a list of regional Wassail events around the UK –

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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London.

The chancellor has announced that the government will retain the current duty exemption for small cider producers.

Thanks to your support we were able to hand in a petition with over 26,000 signatures urging the government to back small cider producers. On 8 July, the government responded positively in its budget.

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Sawdays have created a new campaign to encourage travel to the wonderful region of Normandy, France – to visit cider and calvados producers.

They’ve put together two unique itineraries and some fun and informative illustrations with tips from “Food and Normandy cider pairings” to a “handy cider phrasebook” and “What kind of calvados drinker are you?” to make travelling to the region and visiting the recommended producers more enjoyable.

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