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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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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