Jack Daniel’s, from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, has launched a cider for the UK on and off-trade markets.

Magners has launched its new Dark Fruit cider made from blackcurrant and blackberry which will go on sale in Scotland from April.

Swedish cider producer Kopparberg has announced the launch of Raspberry Light in the UK.

House of Beer, a France subsidiary of Carlsberg, has announced a deal to supply Nohoval Drinks’ Finnbarra Dry Irish Craft Cider to France.

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK drinks can manufacturers have announced a record 4.835 billion can deliveries were made in the first half of 2014.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the UK’s chief finance minister, has frozen the controversial so-called alcohol duty accelerator on spirits and standard cider.

Heineken UK has unveiled a raft of new products and some fresh initiatives to tempt people back into pubs and hopefully drink Heineken drinks.

Beam’s newest Jim Beam is Red Stag by Jim Beam Hardcore Cider.

SABMiller plc and Kopparberg Brewery AB have announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement for the long term licensing of Kopparberg cider products in selected markets.

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Heineken has announced it will take the US distribution of its global-leading cider brand, Strongbow, in-house from next year.

C&C Group has extended its UK cider portfolio with the launch of Magners Berry, a pear cider blended with strawberries, blackcurrants and raspberries.

More people in the UK drink cider than lager, according to Westons Cider. 

Entries are now being taken for the International Cider Challenge.

County Cork-based hotel, Longueville House, has launched a premium cider to the Irish market.

UK: Somerset Cider Brandy has been granted geographical protection.

UK cider producer Aspall is to restructure its business and invest £4m following “40% volume growth” last year.

AB InBev launches Stella cider

02 February, 2011

UK: AB InBev has launched a cider under the Stella Artois name. Stella Artois Cidre will be available from easter 2011 in 568ml bottles and 440ml cans and the company suggests serving the product over ice.

Cider in Russia

30 November, 2010

Russia could be the next growth market for cider, according to a new report.

The results of the International Cider Challenge 2010 are in. This is the first year of the competition and it attracted over a hundred entries. Drinks International recruited a panel of cider experts to blind taste the ciders, which were then awarded trophies and medals.

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer has again hit alcoholic drinks with a 2% above inflation price rise on beer, wines and spirits. 10% going on cider

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