Author Archives: Worley's Cider

The threat to Craft Cider from White Cider

In case it has passed you by, there is a move afoot by the health lobby to persuade Chancellor Hammond to change the duty paid on cider. The recommendation of Fiona Bruce MP is that a new duty band is … Continue reading

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The Stars are out

Neil has started planning for pressing already – the new press has to be installed and configured, plus apples and storage to be sorted out. The pressing season always looms close after the busy summer months, and needs to be … Continue reading

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Pubs, festivals and bottle shops

As a small business, we’re always trying to get the most out of all our sales channels – making Worley’s as easily available as possible. This is one of the biggest challenges as a small cider maker because most of … Continue reading

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Pressing business

It’s been a beautiful week here in Somerset. We’ve had gorgeous weather and have enjoyed watching the July changes – lots of young birds, the light changing, over-blown hedgerows and ripening crops. This week has been particularly exciting as we … Continue reading

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New season Special Reserve

We are now fully stocked – 5 kinds of draught ciders, 3 types of 50cl bottles and our famous Special Reserve is back after a sell-out 2016. This year’s Special Reserve is a real corker – naturally sparkling, rich and … Continue reading

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Worley’s 2016

Another season drawing to a close. Pressing is nearly over, and Neil is currently pressing the last load from the late-season’s fruit. A dry summer with heavy rainfall nearer to harvest time has meant high sugars and plenty of juicy … Continue reading

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Christmas in Ciderland

Pressing’s finished! Thanks to everyone who pressed, delivered and grew apples. While never an easy time, it’s was a lot less taxing than previous years thanks to the new conveyor and its magic powers. The last load of apples were … Continue reading

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The run-up to Christmas

With Christmas approaching, we’re booking our festive shows by the day. We’re finding there’s a definite rhythm to the ‘retail’ side of the business, with the run-up to Christmas starting straight after Halloween. It might seem like the Christmas fuss … Continue reading

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Autumn hues

We’re deep into Autumn now, and the colours are beautiful. Outside our house, the colours of the garden have mellowed, seed heads are popping and the abundance of summer has gone. It’s one of the most important times of year … Continue reading

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October-fest

And so the apples keep coming. It was a grey and drizzly start to last week, but Neil and helper Sean made excellent progress, pressing around 10 tons of apples in just four days. The new conveyer helped the workload … Continue reading

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