Pear cider's rejuvenation might have a longer shelf span than the drinks trade first thought. Here's the latest on what's brewing

Core elements for sales

25 July, 2008

Cider may be the fastest growing drinks category, but some independents have been slow to cotton on to its profit potential. What advice do suppliers offer?

End of the golden age?

25 July, 2008

There's a strange shape looming on the horizon in the cider market and it looks a bit like a plateau. Graham Holter investigates

Cider may be the industry success story of recent years, but it still faces challenges. Graham Holter quizzed some key players about the prospects and problems for the year ahead

The boom isn't skin deep

05 October, 2007

Cider sales have soared, but there's talk of a downturn. Christine Boggis peels back the layers to discover the truth only to find there could be more sweet success ahead

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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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