Tag Archives: Cider

• Cider Rules! Cider Fest Coming Up 9/19! Be there!

Cider Rules! Cider Fest Coming Up 9/19! Be there!

Ok, when you think of cider, what comes to mind? Sweet? Martinelli’s? Apple juice? What’s cider? Ok, you need an update. I had the same misconceptions which were mightily corrected when I had a kickass cider tasting with Mark McTavish, President of Half Pint Ciders and I had a personal epiphany. Cider rules! First thing […]

• Cider Makes Headway In US Market

Cider Makes Headway In US Market

Cider rang up $261 million in US retail sales during the year up to May 18 – an increase of 94% from a year earlier – as the drink treads the path beaten by craft and flavoured beers. Though craft and flavoured beers have been enjoying a rip-roaring rise in sales in the States, the […]

• Fastest-Growing Alcoholic Beverage? It’s Not Craft Beer

Fastest-Growing Alcoholic Beverage? It’s Not Craft Beer

Craft beer’s growth in the U.S. has been amazing, rising from 11.5 million barrels brewed in 2011 to over 15 million barrels in 2013. Over that same time span, however, production of another traditional American brew has tripled. We’re talking about the rise of hard cider. The growth of cider—or rather, the comeback, since cider […]

• 3 Surprising Vinegar-Spiked Cocktails

3 Surprising Vinegar-Spiked Cocktails

“Give your cocktails a new kick this fall with a little splash of surprising! Speakeasy-style bars around the country are using tangy-sweet vinegars (store-bought and homemade) in their clever drink recipes. We figure it’s about time you master this easy cocktail trick, too! After all, the secret ingredient is hiding right in your pantry….” APPLE […]

• Hard Cider Making A Comeback

Hard Cider Making A Comeback

Cider is making a major comeback — and I don’t mean the juice that comes in small boxes with a straw. I’m referring to the fermented type, which in the U.S. is always called “hard cider,” to distinguish it from the nonalcoholic juice. Believe it or not, up until the mid-19th century, cider was the […]

• C&C Group snaps up second largest cider brand from Gallo

C&C Group snaps up second largest cider brand from Gallo

Irish beer & cider specialist C&C Group has acquired the Hornsby’s Hard Cider brand from North America’s E & J Gallo Winery for a cash consideration of up to €20m. The transaction includes trademarks, inventory, formulas and global rights to the second largest North American cider brand. The transaction has completed for an initial cash […]

• Australia: Why cider is the new boutique beer

Australia: Why cider is the new boutique beer

IT WOULD appear last summer’s love affair with cider was no brief encounter. If anything, it is flourishing second time around. Where previously specialist bottle shops were trying to squeeze in more fridges to meet the growing demand for craft beer, now they are rearranging again — this time to create dedicated areas for cider. […]

• Did you know that children on the Mayflower drank beer?

Did you know that children on the Mayflower drank beer?

There was a time in this country’s history when children swigged beer; rum and whiskey were preferred over hard currency; and a president of the United States, John Adams, was known to start his day by knocking back a tankard of hard cider. (He lived to be 90 years old.) Americans in the early 19th […]

• C&C Group hails international cider growth

Source: Just Drinks C&C Group plans to invest heavily to continue growing its core cider business outside of the UK and Ireland. Strongly growing demand for Magners cider in the US and Australia afforded C&C Group a little protection from tough conditions in the UK and Ireland in the firm’s fiscal half-year. International cider sales […]