South West of England Cidermakers’ Association

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Core Equip Open Day at Watergull Orchards

Core Equip will be holding an open day at Watergull Orchards in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, on the 15th and 16th of September. Watergull Orchards have recently purchased the Kreuzmayr KWE 3000 apple washer/elevator/mill in combination with the Kreuzmayr KEB 750 apple belt press, an investment that will significantly improve their apple juice and cider productivity.

The Open Day will be an opportunity to view the new Kreuzmayr equipment in action and talk to Robert Kreuzmayr, the Managing Director and founder of Kreuzmayr GmbH. In addition, the new Kreuzmayr Easy-juice KEB 400 belt press will be on display. The equipment is being marketed as an ideal first belt press for those apple juice and cider producers looking to progress to a belt press for the first time. Kreuzmayr pasteurisers and other equipment will also be demonstrated.

The event will be open from 10am until 4pm each day and refreshments and a buffet lunch will be served. If you are interested in attending, email Jonathan Chaplin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

SWECA AGM 2011

SWECA's 2011 Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for 10:30am on 15th September at Perry's Cider at Dowlish Wake. This year's meeting is of particular importance as the agenda includes a vote on the Association's new Constitution.

If you would like to attend, please email Bob Chaplin as soon as possible. Bob can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Healey's launch Cornish-Texan Cyder

Healey’s Cyder continues to give Cornish cyder a cool, modern edge with its latest introduction, Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder. This newest innovation, a special blend to commemorate a Texas-meets-Cornwall classic car racing adventure, will be launching exclusively nationwide as part of the inaugural JD Wetherspoon Summer Cider Festival (21-31 July 2011).

Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder is a 6.5% ABV apple blend with subtle fruit and ginger aromas, giving way to a ‘bone-dry’ finish.  With the label of this Texan-style Cornish hard cyder reflecting the American West inspiration, the serving suggestion includes another first for the cyder industry. Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder is recommended drunk from the bottle with a twist of lime, to ‘ignite’ the flavours and make it an even cooler refresher for summer.

The inspiration for Healey’s Texan-Style Cornish Hard Cyder came from an adrenaline-fuelled classic car race in May 2011 at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Texas.  The ‘Healey Boys’ (father and son, David and Sam Healey) were invited to Texas to race legendary Austin Healey cars, built purely for racing in the sixties by David Healey’s grandfather, Donald Healey. Sam was in the ’67 Coupe, one of eleven cars made for racing at the world famous Le Mans race. David raced in the ’68 Roadster, the only model ever to be made for racing at the Targa Florio road race. Battling hard, neck and neck under the blistering sun, it was a tight finish with only 0.02 seconds between the two.

“The moment was so intense and exciting that we just had to capture it in a bottle,” explains Sam Healey of Healey’s Cyder. “We are constantly looking at ways to bring added interest and excitement to the sector and this was just too good an opportunity to miss. It’s a great tasting cyder, with a distinctive dry finish – a real quencher when you’re ‘hotter than hell,’ as they say in Texas!”

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