Cheap, High-Strength Cider Should Face Price Increase, Experts Say

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheap, high-strength cider should face a price increase in order to reduce its “burden” on the NHS and society, experts have said. The Alcohol H...

What Is Wassailing And How Do I Do It?

Kathy Slack | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Wassailing, which this year falls on Tuesday 17th January, is really the only time my apple trees get any proper attention from me. I have two. One is...

How The Shape Of Glassware Affects The Taste Of Beer And Cider

Jane Peyton | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Brewing and cider making is an art, a craft and an expression of the mystical properties of yeast. Fermented drinks have an extraordinary array of aromas and flavours and the vessel in which they are consumed can amplify or diminish them.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Farmers of the Eastern Townships, a fertile land of forests and rolling hills, on Quebec's border with the USA, are coaxing the best out of their soil and restaurants are working wonders with their produce

Planet Appetite: Matching Beer and Cider Dinner at Galvin Café a Vin, in Spitalfields, London

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The culmination of the Galvin Brothers first British beer week at Galvin Café a Vin is a five-course dinner matching beers and ciders with dishes from chef Jack Boast - an interesting experiment but can it really succeed?

WATCH: Cider Advert Spoofs Apple Stores

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Now here's a sight familiar to anyone that's ever set foot inside an Apple store. Young, enthusiastic members of staff wearing uniform T-shirts, di...

Cider Seller Changes Name From 'Apple Shop' To Avoid iPod Complaints

PA | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech

A cider store owner has been forced to change the name of his business - after The Apple Shop was inundated by callers asking for phone and computer r...

Diamond Drinks - A Patriotic Jubilee Weekend Booze Menu

Jane Peyton | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

We don't need an excuse for a drink in Britain but if we did, Jubilee Weekend would be it. Party fever is building. Have you decided yet what or where you will be drinking? If not, may I offer my suggestions for patriotic libations to celebrate this historic time?

In Defence of Booze

Jane Peyton | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

News outlets never splash the good news about alcohol do they? Because there is good news about booze and has been for the thousands of years that humans have consumed it.

Cider is Back - Big Time

Jane Peyton | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

If Eddie & Joe Grundy from The Archers are reading this - I have a few friends who long to join your cider club. It's true that five years ago they would have thought cider was something that only characters in Thomas Hardy novels and school kids in bus shelters consumed, but today cider is back big time.