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Craft Cider Sector Urges Further Action in Wake of Covid-19

A tumultuous week for the cider industry as the impact of coronavirus began to be felt in earnest was brought to a close with the craft cider sector preparing to brief the National Association of Cider Makers on the needs of its members ahead of further drinks and hospitality industry talks on Monday 23 March. […]

Regional Cider Associations Unite to Call for Action

Regional Cider Associations Unite to Call for Action

The Three Counties Cider & Perry Association joined with the South West of England Cider Association and the Welsh Perry & Cider Society on 17 March to call on the NACM to act on behalf of all their members in the wake of Covid-19. “We are particularly reliant on the hospitality and events industry and […]

CraftCon 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus

Simon Day, chair TCCPA writes: Due to the considerable uncertainty regarding public events and gatherings, and in a bid to help to  reduce the speed of spread of Covid 19, we have regrettably decided to postpone CraftCon 2020. However, such is the momentum and goodwill, we are already looking at potential new dates for later […]

Sustainability Sits at Heart of CraftCon 2020

Sustainability Sits at Heart of CraftCon 2020

Following its successful debut in 2019, CraftCon, the only UK conference for aspiring and existing commercial craft cider makers, returns in April with the key theme of sustainability running throughout its programme. This relates not only to the environmental impact of orchards and cider making, but also to equipping businesses with the ability to grow […]

TCCPA Launches Jean Nowell Bursaries for Aspiring Craft Cidermakers

TCCPA Launches Jean Nowell Bursaries for Aspiring Craft Cidermakers

Inspired by the memory of the late Jean Nowell, cidermaker of note and mentor to many, the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association has launched the Jean Nowell Bursaries. Marking International Women’s Day, the TCCPA is sharing the opportunity beyond its  traditional borders as well as highlighting the pivotal role Jean played in the craft […]

We Are The Champions!

We Are The Champions!

  New producers shared the limelight with old hands at this year’s Royal Three Counties International Cider & Perry Competition at the Royal Three Counties Show. Mattias Pihlwret took home the Best in Show trophy for Out of the Orchard’s Orchard Frog cider. While home to the National Perry Pear Collection, Hartpury Orchard Centre, where […]

All The Fun Of The Fair!

All The Fun Of The Fair!

A rousing cheese and cider matching extravaganza in Matt Slocombe’s Cookery Theatre and the People’s Choice award going to the festival’s newest cidermaker, Broadway Press rounded off a lively Cider and Perry Festival at this year’s Royal Three Counties Show. Festival manager, Lydia Crimp of Artistraw Cider once more crafted an engaging programme for the […]

Game, Set & Match

Game, Set & Match

Join the TCCPA for the second croquet competition honouring the memory of Jean Nowell on 20th July at 1pm, Eardisley Croquet Club. See if defending champion Max Nowell will retain his title as (inaugural) champion. As guests of the beautiful Eardisley Croquet Club, spend an enjoyable afternoon in the company of fellow members. If you’ve […]

Cider & Perry Competition Deadline Looms

Cider & Perry Competition Deadline Looms

Fancy joining the hall of winning heroes in the Royal Three Counties Cider & Perry Championship? Well don’t delay – closing date is Friday 7 June for registering your entries. Judging itself takes place on Friday 14 June, with prizes being given by famed orchardist, John Worle on the second day of the Royal Three […]

Education & Training Top TCCPA Plans

Education & Training Top TCCPA Plans

A strong roster of events and the launch of the Three Counties Jean Nowell Bursary Scheme were announced at the AGM of the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association in mid-January. The year-long events programme kicks off with a Q&A with Gordon Johncox, CEO of Aston Manor and chair of the National Association of Cider […]