Useful links

As professional cidermakers we're all looking for great online destinations to purchase kit and supplies, discuss technical matters and publicise our businesses. Here's a list of our favourite cider-related online destinations, some of which have been kind enough to offer a small sponsorship fee (marked) or their time and effort to contribute towards the development of this website.

Jigsaw Bag in Box
Jigsaw Bag in Box Ltd is a Somerset-based company specialising in bag in box products for Cider. They have over 30 years' experience in bag in box packaging and customers the length and breadth of the UK Sponsor
Telephone 01278 722136

Vigo Limited
Vigo is the UKs leading supplier of equipment for cider and apple juice makers. Established in 1984, Vigo supplies a very wide range of equipment and consumables for large and small scale cider production. All equipment is supported by a team of multi-skilled engineers and a fully-equipped engineering workshop, enabling Vigo to offer an unrivalled level of service.They source equipment and consumables from more than ten countries, and export to more than 20 countries worldwide Sponsor
Telephone 01404 892100

Cider Workshop Google Group
With the largest membership of any cider-related forum, makers from around the world discuss technical issues surrounding cider making, orcharding and navigating the world of related administrative requirements. With some very experienced, professional contributors.

National Association of Cider Makers
UK body funded by, and representing the interests of, the cider making industry. The NACM commissions research into pomology, cider making technology and sustainability among other areas, and lobbies Government on issues affecting the industry.

Cider Photography: Bill Bradshaw
Bill is a freelance photographer based in Somerset and has a special interesting cider and all matters cider-related. He works with many cidermakers all over the world and is passionate about documenting cider culture. He has written several books and writes regularly for various publications. You can see more at

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Winter Meeting 2014

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